Well, that was fun! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️👍
It was humid out there this morning. It felt like there is a storm a-coming! My breathing knew it. I have mild asthma and I notice it when it’s humid. I wasn’t able to go as fast as I would have liked in the ‘speed up’ parts. But - I just accepted it and did the best I could.
I’ve set my heart rate to be higher and the zones worked more like I expected them to. I used them to make sure that I was in Zone 3 before speeding up again.
I liked the freedom of this; to be able to decide myself where to jog to and where to speed up to.
I spotted that there is a segment on my planned route - only a short one, but I made sure I was running in that section to give a good account of myself! Competitive Julia kicks in once more 😂. When I got home and looked at the stats I was very pleased to see that my time for that segment put me in the top 10! Then I realised that there ARE only 10 women on the leaderboard! 😂 Still, I was positioned at No. 6, faster than my daughter-in-law, who went out for a run when she was visiting last September. I must tell her 😊 (She probably didn’t even notice it!)
All in all I was pleased with this run and enjoyed it, in spite of the warmth and humidity. 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️