I went to the other Y this morning - the Lansbrook YMCA for a change of scenery. Plans to get an early start were foiled slightly by trying to revive my ipod nano which has not recovered yet from Sunday's 20 miler. So, finally I gave up and dug out my old reliable Rio Cali from the junk drawer.
Arrived at the Y, ran into Bob on the way in and chatted with him for about 10 minutes, then did a 10 minute bike warm up, two sets of ball crunches and then 2.1 miles on the treadmill averaging about an 8:30 pace (splits of 9:00 and 8:00).
Went outside next and ran through the neighborhood, over near the lake park and then onto Lansbrook parkway and bake to East Lake Rd, then headed up the bike path there. Things were going pretty well so far, pace felt good, trying to keep it somewhere between easy and not too fast. At about 6 miles into the run I developed a mild side stitch which I could not shake. It didn't stop me, just made the run less fun. Also less fun was the high humidity and the temp which ended up at 78 degrees. After 8 miles I took a short walking break to try and shake the side stitch, at which point I noticed that my breathing and heart rate were back up. I relaxed a little bit and then finished up the last mile.
I got home a little bit late and missed seeing Jenny and the boys before she took them to school. Somehow I managed to get into work a few minutes earlier than yesterday.