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Saturday, September 17, 2011

OK this is Fall Weather!

I love to run in cooler temperatures so it has been great lately.  This last week we did get a little too chilly for this time of year with morning lows in the mid to upper 30's, which meant gloves and jackets - but today it was beautiful.  Temp's were in the mid to upper 50's with a breeze - I felt great.  I had 10 miles on the schedule again this weekend.  Last 3 were suppose to be at Tempo pace.  I decided to see how I felt to see what I did at the end.  

First couple miles were with Sophie - warm up and getting moving sort of miles . . . and stop and sniff sort of miles  ;-)  Then off for 8 more miles.  I felt great . . . Oh I already said that!  I have to remind myself that sometimes I really do feel great running longer distances - usually it just seems like a LOT of work.  
My avg pace was 9:50.  Mile 6 & 7 were just over 10 min miles and then the last three were faster with the last mile at 9:18.  I am happy with that.

Now for the rest of the day -  
I am home alone, since my hubbie is off to Milwaukee with my oldest son to look at a new car.  We bought both of our boys cars while they were in high school - he has now been out of college for 1+ years and still driving the Chevy Impala . . . with well over 110,000 miles on it and the transmission is not sounding good.  This is my conservative son, so this sort of surprises me . . . he is looking at a Subaru Impreza WRX - which is a sporty souped up car!  Oh well - he is young - he has a great job - and doesn't spent money easily - I am only hoping he will let me drive it!  It will be manual transmission, which I haven't driven in a few years, but love it!   ;-)
Off to shower - then mow the lawn - make chili - do a little cleaning - and listen to the Badger Football game.  

Peace and ENJOY the moment!


  1. 30's??? That's freezing!!!
    I love driving with manual except when I am stuck in traffic then my clutch foot complains a lot.
    You are fast! I am still way slower than I used to be when I ran on more regular basis. I am hoping to improve though.

  2. Yeah, the weather is perfect this weekend :) Great job on your run!
    Have a great week...and I'm sure he'll let you borrow his car ;)

  3. I love this fall weather, too! I hope the car shopping goes well and that you have a great week!

  4. Color me jealous. It's still quite warm here. And super humid. Bleh.