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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How I survived June 2008

With the change of seasons, it’s always usual to hear the normal complaints about the weather: “Oh, it’s never been this hot,” or “...rained so much” or “...been this dry.”

But June in North Texas was a real live never ever.... well hardly ever.

According to the National Weather Service (in a report by the Dallas Morning News), June 2008 was the hottest June in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 1980, and the fourth hottest June in DFW of all-time. The average high temperature last month was 96.7 degrees. (It was a scorching 99.5 in 1980).

As a runner, the mornings are what really matter. Its not 96 degrees at 6 a.m. But these June mornings ranked even higher, with an average low of 76.3 degrees, second highest low temperature for a DFW June of all-time.

And yet....

June 2008 was my fastest month ever.

I ran 20 times in June for a total of 120.88 miles.

Total time: 17 hours, 41 seconds

Pace: 8:26 minutes a mile. A 1-month PR for pace.

Average heart rate for the month: 81.5 percent of maximum.

Yearly stats at the halfway point:

Miles: 664

Time: 4 days, 1 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds

Pace: 8:46 minutes a mile

Average heart rate: 80 percent of maximum.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Derek said...

Great job running this past month. I knew the mornings felt hot, I just can't wait to see what July and August have in store for us!!

July 1, 2008 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

So what's your secret? That's awesome that you are getting so fast!

July 1, 2008 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger GandaMan said...

Slow down. It's too damn hot.

p.s. El Scorcho is in 2.5 weeks. Where's my feature?

July 1, 2008 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger DawnB said...

What an awesome month you had. We can keep tabs on each othe with marathon training. I don't like plans much but they do keep me focus and the last two days I felt I had a purpose.

July 1, 2008 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger P.O.M. said...

DAY-UM. Could not even imagine going that many miles in a month. I would probably break. Nice job.

July 3, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Linden said...

Man, that's awesome! Despite all the icky heat, you pwnd it! Way to go!

July 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Derek - If June was this hot, I'm kinda scared of what July and August may have for us.

Jenny - My secret? You've given me an idea with this question. I'm going to blog about "my secret" soon.

Gandaman - Your feature will probably come the week of the race.

Dawnb - I don't like plans either and probably won't stick to them until the marathon gets closer. I'm sure you are liking that CT weather. Wish I was running when I lived in East Hartford.

Piecesofme - From reading your blog, and how much Anita loves you, I'm sure you could handle the mileage.

Linden - Thanks, and i wish that one day I could run where you are.

July 6, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

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