To heat and humidity that is. We hit the low 80s today with relatively high humidity, so it was my first time to really start training in it. I had an argument with myself about outside vs. the treadmill, but I know I need to get acclimated to heat and humidity because my races aren’t going to be inside. So off to Prospect Park I went.
I’m playing around with intervals to see what works best. Today I went with 3:30/1 with a 5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down. I went 4.46 miles in that time for an average pace of 12:19.
The park was really pretty today – and NICE since smoking isn’t allowed in parks, pedestrian plazas or beaches in NYC! Hooray!!!!
Funniest thing… As I was turning around for my final minute of walking and my cool down I heard this barking/braying. Turns out a bloodhound (I think) had treed a raccoon. And he was NOT going to go away. I wish I’d had a camera to take a picture. The poor raccoon looked terrified. It was really funny to see.
When I got home, I took a picture using photobooth of my new running skirt. Honestly, it’s one of the first pictures where I can really see my weight loss and toning. I still have a ways to go, but I can definitely see progress.
So all in all, a good day!!