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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fast Fiver

I guess the little pep talk I gave myself earlier today helped pump me up for picking up the speed in this evening's 5 miler because I finished it in 45:53! I don't think I've ever done a 5 miler in less than 46 minutes (of course, I didn't officially go through my running log and check, but I'm pretty dang sure I've never done a sub 46 min fiver, pretty dang sure). My average pace was 9:11/mile, which for me, for a fiver, is pretty good.

Of course, I can't just chalk it up to plain old awesome-ness on my part (although, I like to think it is largely due to that); no, I think most of the credit for the increased speed is the cooler temp. It's only 62 degrees out there right now, with humidity at 51% (dew point at 43!), so it's perfect running conditions out there! Especially with the lower humidity, this miraculous thing happens: yeah, I sweat, but then the sweat evaporates, thus cooling me! What a revelation, huh?

Trust me, after running half a year in 90 degree heat, with 80-something percent humidity and a dew point that constantly hovers around 73 degrees, this present weather is like heaven! No wonder I do my best running between November and February!

P.S. For those of you "Top Chef" fans, did you guys watch the season premiere last night? Was it me, or was it kinda lame? IDK, I think TC may be losing its mojo -- however, did you see who the guest judges are next week? The Foo Fighters! Flippin' sweet! I can't wait for that episode! Okay, peace out.

***Edit: As Viv, the TV, movie, and all things pop culture diva points out in her comment, Yes, I am a week behind on TC. But dammit people, if it's new to me, it should be new to all of you!***

20 comments:

Viv said...

First off bad ass 5 miler, girl! smokin' fast!!

OK TC premire you are behind a week? Last night was numbero dos. It is the chefs I think they are just boring as hell. Not a lot of personality. There might me be a love connection on there it looks like, which food and sex= straight to the top in my book.

I thought of you when I saw the Foo was going to be on next week. I am curious to see what they opine of this fine cuisine.

D10 said...

Speedy Jess. Nice five. Posting better times is one of the few nice things about the cooler temps.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sweet fiver! Good job.

*aron* said...

awesome job!!!! cooler temps make all the difference :)

MarathonRandy said...

Fantastic Five!!!! way to go.

Nicole said...

Nice job on the 5!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the swasome 5miler!

I was confused when you said last night was TC premiere because I watched the permier this weekend on DVR with my sister. Now you just reminded me that I missed the 2nd one! damn.

Laurel said...

Wooo- awesome job on the 5 miler.

I'm telling you, I am amazed how much faster I got after moving to a cooler climate. Like you said, I wish I could say it's my awesome-ness, but we all know it's the weather.

TinaGirl said...

makes me want to run out the door and run 5! You rock. No running for me though... pushed to hard last night and more than feeling it today.

David said...

Nice 5er! Must have been all the carb loading at the alley. :-)

X-Country2 said...

Look at you Speedster! Nice work!

Carly said...

That is fast! Good job.

Marci said...

Great job on your 5 miler!

Cassandra said...

awesome pace! that totally rocks. great job! i'll have to check out TC. i haven't seen any of them yet, so don't feel bad!

MizFit said...

um, damn?

you fast.
I slow.
I aspire to be you.

AnthonyP said...

Wow. Well done on the 5 miler !!

Marcy said...

Very nice job chica! Very nice! Top Chef? Nah I like Kitchen Nightmares HAHA

raulgonemobile said...

Nice job on the 5!

Brooke said...

great job on the 5! And LOL about humidity...no one realizes that; sweat has to evaporate to be cooling!

chia said...

That's so great Jess! Great job!