This morning’s run was fraught with meteorological issues and technical problems. I want a do over.
Given that it wasn’t a long run, I opted to get up at 6am rather than 5am. And I learned an important lesson….I prefer 5am. And perhaps long runs. Yikes!
I’m not entirely sure that today’s humidity was linked to the time of day. That is – it was better at 5am the other day – cause the other day was less humid. It was horrid this am – and I suspect it was even bad at 5am (however at that hour I was in the midst of a crazy dream…). Some days in Florida, you can walk out the front door and WHAM hit the humid wall. Other days, like today, you step outside and feel fine for a few minutes and then you slowly become aware of the sweat that is seeping out of you at a rapidly increasing pace.
So, while the sweat was starting to flow, I only made it about .1 of a mile when technology tripped me up. I’ve occasionally found the Galloway 10k app to be buggy. That is – the music is out of sync or the app thinks it’s in the middle of a workout rather than at the beginning. Usually the problem is easily resolved. Not today. I kept walking to warm up while poking at the iPod. I then switched to using Nike+GPS and a new app that just does interval timing…so I could get the walk/run reminders but that’s it. However, that didn’t work with Nike+. So after walking and sweating and taking the iPod’s name in vain for 1/3 of a mile, I just gave it all up and stuck with Nike+ only.
The rest of my time out there wasn’t horrid….in fact I had some success with longer running stretches. One of my small concerns about the 10K app is that it is currently set at 1 min run/1 min walk. I haven’t been able to change that setting and I’m not sure that is the ratio I want. It was good to get myself started thinking about longer distances – but I want to push myself to eventually get to a longer run portion of the ratio. Once I ignored the apps and the sweat, I was managing 3 min stretches of running for every minute of walking…which made me happy.
Not a bad run overall….and got to see another sunrise. What a treat.