Today I ran a hard 5 miles. Just because. Just to see what that pace feels like.
Whew! I certainly felt it !!
Especially since my run was at 12:30pm in the peak afternoon heat of 88F. The humidity wasn’t there, and there was partly shade and a cool breeze and absolutely flat soft terrain, but even that made me hope that Chicago is in 60s at 12noon – 1pm on October 9th!!