To the stats!
- Miles: 11.82
- Time: 0:45.26
- Max Speed: 18.8 mph
- Average Speed: 15.5 mph
- iPod: Collective Soul – 7even Year Itch
- Temperature: 75°F
- Wind: N 3 mph
- Humidity: 89%
Wow, talk about a tough ride. The air was thick with moisture. And with the dew point 3 degrees shy of the temperature, it made for some hard peddling. I do not know if the Barometric pressure of 29.68 inches had anything to do with it as well, but I swear it felt like I was almost swimming.
Anyway, along with the thick moisture, I had to contend with bugs. They looked like gnats, but every so often I would find a bigger version of one on my shirt. I also ended up swallowing one or two. And to top it all of I got one or two in my eye. It was irritating.
In the end, though, I was pretty pleased with this run. I pushed myself hard. I was breathing heavy the whole way, harder than I usually do when I go on a run. But after Saturday’s run down in Hastings, I just felt the need to really push myself, to consolidate the physical progress I have made to date in getting my body in shape.