It's 12:30 in the afternoon and I'm about to go out for my run. I had hoped it might warm up a little bit from this morning's temperature of 28 degrees, and indeed it has, to a whopping 30! ("Feels like" 23!!!) I'm going to bundle up as much as I think necessary to stay warm enough, but not get hot, and hit the streets. If someone would have told me a few months ago I'd actually be looking forward to running in sub-freezing temperatures, I would have said they were crazy...and yet it's absolutely TRUE.
I'll finish the post when I get back....
...Well, I didn't freeze to death. Not even close. I wore tech tights and thin wind pants, a tech hoodie, a long sleeved t-shirt, and an ear warmer. I think it was one long-sleeved t-shirt too much. Who knew?? At some point I've got to get used to NOT dressing as warmly as I think I need to. ((You might be wondering why I didn't just take the t-shirt off....... because I strap my iPhone to my arm, over my shirts. To take it off would require more work than it would be worth. I'd rather complain!!))
If I had trained without my HRM I would have thought it was a terrible training day. It felt really hard today. Without the reassurance of cold hard facts, I would have been just a tad discouraged. My stomach hurt a little bit and my ears have been ringing all day. I think it's sinus funk. Having said all that, I still went a little over 2.5 miles. I didn't run more total time (a little less in fact), but I went faster than I have been going. All-in-all, I'm pleased.
I'm going to be out of town this weekend which means I'll be training in a new area. I'm really looking forward to the change in scenery.
Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!