After a week of rainy weather, it was no surprise to awake to muggy conditions this morning. It felt a lot like July often feels here in Indiana, with the air hanging heavy, unable to suspend another molecule of water in its saturated state.
Unlike July, though, the temperature was in the low 60s, not the mid 70s. So, the planned 17 mile run went well, even if quite sweaty. I was pleased I was able to hold a 5/1 run/walk ratio throoughout. The Garmin told me the 31 run segments were at a 10:06 pace...just at my target.
The legs feel as if they've pretty much recovered from the Illinois Marathon three weeks ago. Now, I'm looking forward to the Sunburst Half Marathon two weeks from this morning. This is the last long run before that jaunt and I'm encouraged.