Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sun(day) fun on the Sun

Short post today.

I learned yesterday afternoon that I saw the Ruminator @ Running Ruminations during my morning run.

This morning I woke up at 5 to give myself  a couple hours to clear my stomach and head out before it got too hot for my long run. Usually I take about 2 hours to get this process down. Today it took me three hours. It was worth the wait as my insides were super empty which is the best feeling to start running on (thank you coffee). I started my run around 8am. The first few miles were quick, but once the heat started to set in, my pace gave out slowly. I'd say about every three miles I lost a few seconds. The worst section was between Fullerton and Michigan Avenue where there is no shade at all, I felt like a roasting bean.

I think I saw Chris @ My Type of Run on my run back, I'm waiting on confirmation on this (if you are reading this, were you wearing a green shirt, maybe shamrock shuffle?).

I also saw a coworker of mine who is training for the Chicago Marathon, but he was just taking a walk today as he is coming off an illness.

And I saw one of my sunrise weekday running peeps (she is a waver convert, but I can't pin down her age, but she always has on really long socks, so maybe I'll call her Miss Kneehigh?) on the last mile of my run and we exchanged a wave and nod.

The run itself was nice. I didn't put my all into it, but I was happy that I maintained on okay time. It was withing the pace that I should aim for according to Hanson (~30 seconds slower- thanks to Lindsay @ Running the Windy City for the book help here).

Random side notes: Tan lines getting strong. Better hit the beach to even out!

The Full Moon Fire Jam is Tuesday night near Foster Beach - anyone going?

Anyone hitting the beach today? Which one?

You do a race/run today?

I'll try to do the photo challenge soon. Time to freshen up


  1. ChristopolisTiberiusJune 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    That was indeed me you likely saw on Sunday! :) That Fullerton to Michigan stretch is indeed a rough patch. I have always wanted to head to one of the full moon fire jams, but alas, Luna always seems to plan her Full Moons on a week night.

  2. Man, props! My body was stuck in Sunday mode. Maybe I'll try to get up a littler earlier and take a nap later! I think I hit the area between 8:50 - 9:20 ish.

  3. I headed out between 6:30 and 7:00 so I was probably running through there around 7:15. I used to head out at 4:45 or 5 on Sundays... its just been so hard this cycle!

  4. Right on! I just wanted to jump in the lake. It is sad when the most comfort you get is when you pass someone and get their shadow for about 2 seconds.

    What time did you get out there yesterday?

  5. Oh man, that stretch between Fullerton and Michigan Ave is rough and there was no breeze yesterday! I couldn't believe how still the air was, especially when it's so windy in that area during the winter!

  6. get your high five power on yo!