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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Perfect 10

Currently, we're enjoying absolutely PERFECT weather here in South Florida: It's in the low 70s, the air is drier, and the skies are clear and sunny. And with the sunrise not occurring until about 7 am, that means a 6 am run along the beach is awesome, so that's what Wendy and I did this morning.

I had Garmin issues (for some reason, after 3 miles, it still hadn't found a satellite signal, so I just turned it off and relied on Wendy to pace us and keep track of our mileage with her Garmin), so I don't have splits, but we did 10 miles in about 1 hour 45 minutes. Not too shabby considering we took walk breaks at the beginning of most miles (Wendy is still nursing a nagging injury that kept her out of running all summer), and I think she said our average pace was 10:30. A nice, conversational pace -- it's the sort of pace that makes me feel like I could run for forever, so it felt great.

Now, I'm home and I shut off the A/C and opened up the windows and the patio door, and for the first time in about 6 months, I'm enjoying the fresh air in the house. Ah...I love "winter" in FL. From now until about the end of February: These are the best months to live and run here!

24 comments:

Mrs. K said...

sounds lovely- you should really run on a1a in delray and then go to breakfast at luna rosa's. that's what G does and i go meet him there sometimes for breaky after his run- (he showers at one of the beach showers- well rinses off)

AnthonyP said...

Low 70s, eh ? Nice - we are in the low 40s.

thebets said...

Wow...that sounds perfect. I only get to run along the beach on vacations! You don't mind if I live vicariously through you do you?

Jarrett said...

We've got the windows open in Indiana, too. We only have highs of 58, and the nights get into the lower 40's. Still, it's wonderful to be out of the 80's and 90's.

Erin said...

Weather like this makes me want to run and we all know that is highly unlikely ;) It is a gorgeous day out. I was thinking about turning the AC off and opening some windows too.

MCM Mama said...

Sounds lovely, both the run and the weather.

We went from perfect fall weather to BRRR! overnight.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run. Glad to hear the weather is perfect down there! You're getting weather that we had two months ago.. now I have had to close the windows, as I usually like to sleep with them open.. and I had to turn the heat on once this week. It was just so damn cold.

Laurel said...

Glad you can finally enjoy some cooler weather. It's getting pretty chilly up here. I actually bought a real jacket yesterday. With lining and everything, haha!

Sounds like a great run with Wendy. I love those runs with friends where you can chat and the miles just melt away.

Marcy said...

I'm glad you ladies had a nice run :-) Ahhhh of course when it gets nice down in FL it gets COLD up here ;-)

Jess said...

Sounds like an awesome run! Glad to hear the more comfortable weather is setting in!

Wes said...

It's been beautiful here too, until this morning. Then it was too freakin cold :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nice 10 miler. That's the pace I was shooting for today too.

Sounds like your weather is PERFECT

D10 said...

It is always nice to shut the AC and open the windows. Enjoy the cooler temps. Nice job on the run too.

Nicole said...

That's what winter is like? That is so funny. I know I will enjoy winter in the south, but I don't think Nashville is as warm as FL.

MN Mom said...

I agree today was heaven.

Kelly said...

I'm jealous! Its 52 degrees in Illinois (burrrr). My boyfriend and I are planning a vacay to FL in january or february... it will feel so warm compared to here!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!!

Shoe Running said...

Mmmm! That sounds amazing!

This is the best time of year in SF as well. :)

L*I*S*A said...

That sounds like my kind of run. :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like a nice run!

I'm envious of your weather....we seemed to go straight from hot & humid around here to FROST. Ugh!

Ted said...

You sure have the bragging right to have this wonderful weather. It has been cold this morning (39 degrees). I cannot wait to test the Fla weather next week when I come down there.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

wicked run! Great job!:)

Carolina John said...

That does sound nice. Here in SC we've been high 60's with the windows open for a couple of weeks now. but it'll only be a couple more weeks till it gets too cold for that. and i wish i could get a 6 am run in. The wife holds her court with the early morning runs and I have to listen to the babies sleep.

*aron* said...

awesome job!! i love the perfect runs :)