Today is the first official day of Summer, i.e. Summer Solstice. Even though the temperature has been in the high 90’s for what seems like the past month, we can now say that it’s summer time according to the calendar.
Today also marks the longest days of the year. There will be more sunlight today than any other day this year…so get out there and use some of the nearly 15 hours of sunshine that we will be blessed with today! Oh, and if you are a Hippie and live in the UK, go check out Stonehenge today.
14.81 miles in 1:58:27 for a pace of 7:59 min/mile
Avg HR = 155 bpm
This was my last long run before my next race (Cardinal Harbour Half-Ironman) on July 17th.
Most of my runs for the next month will be shorter runs with some tempo and speed work built in. I was happy with this run yesterday morning and really enjoyed being out in the middle of nowhere as the sun was coming up. It was a great start to a great day!
1h25m with and Avg HR of 125 bpm
Good 30 minutes of getting my legs loose, then a 45 minute spin class (lots of long hills and some speed intervals at the end) in the middle and a 10 minute cool-down to finish it off.
40 minutes of legs, abs, back and biceps