Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's Toasty Out There!

It was 92 degrees and I believe the humidity was about 110% when I went to Griggs Reservoir to walk after work today. (Don't you hate it when people say things like "110%"?)

My original plan was to walk 4 miles. Once I got that first half mile in I knew it was not going to be an intense walk. I slowed the pace and made the decision to do only 3 miles. I'm glad I did! Because of the added humidity, I ended up drinking nearly the entire bottle of water I carried with me. The pace I walked was pretty slow, too -- somewhere around a 15:30.

Yesterday I went to another of my favorite parks -- Antrim. I don't know what it is about water, but I always like walking near water. The lake here always brightens my mood.

I did three laps for about 3.6 miles. It wasn't nearly as humid or hot yesterday, so I had plenty of energy for the walk. A good portion of the trail around the lake is shady, and that was appreciated, too. I didn't push very hard and averaged about a 15-min. mile.

So two days in a row of walking in heat and humidity for a total of about 6 miles. Not bad!

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