A Simple Running Log

February 5, 2015

Training for 2/5/15

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 1:31 pm

I got my butt out the door for my run first thing this morning, and boy am I glad I did. The wind has picked up since then and it is absolutely howling out there now. It was getting a little gusty during my run, but it was nothing like it is now. Plus it’s just getting colder as the day goes on.

Technically I had a speed workout on the schedule, seven 800-meter repeats, but meh, I didn’t feel like doing it. So I just figured out how much ground I’d cover if I did that workout on the track, which worked out to 8 miles, and then ran the 8.4-mile loop.

It was already colder than yesterday when I set out, but still warm enough to get by with just my tights and one long-sleeved top.

I picked the route I did because it had the least amount of completely open space, which meant the least amount of time getting hit by the wind. I didn’t have to run head-on into it until the last mile or so, and by that time it’d picked up enough — and the temperature had dropped enough — that I actually felt my neck go numb, and my hands were painfully cold by the time I got home, in spite of my gloves. I can’t remember the last time I was way colder after running for more than an hour than I was before.

Anyway, I ran 8.4 miles in 1:12, an 8:37/mile average. Then I got into some sweats, made some coffee and curled up under a blanket, waiting for the feeling to come back in my fingers. Eff winter!

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