Jan 3: 7.5 mi, elliptical 34:30
Jan 4 10mi, elliptical 45:10
Jan 5: 3.9 mi, 43:08, 20* no wind, gear: headband, neck gaiter, buff (yep, I doubled up), Reebok tech short sleeve shirt under a LS Tek Gear shirt, jacket, 2 pr cheapie gloves, Chill Chaser tights, FILA tights, shorts, hydration belt tunes, Garmin....NEW SHOES!!!
Wow, that is a lot of 'gear' as I type it all out!
This was my first run in my new shoes, and the first run in 10 days. I got sick with a cold last Thursday so I knew I needed to stay out of the cold for awhile AND I need to give my legs a chance to recover from their time in the ol' 7 yr old Nikes.
Today's run went well.
That time would actually make me scratch my head most days, but on a day like today I was actually quite pleased.
I set out for my run with no set route and SOMEHOW ended up on a route that took me uphill for the first 2 miles.
On snow covered ice.
THAT was fun. Then I was doing the tip-toe tango over MORE snow covered ice and 'pure' ice, for the next 1/2 of the run off and on. BUT even with all that, it felt SOOOO great to get out there.
Wearing the neck gaiter and the buff was a great idea as well. I'm so smart. =)
Last time I ran with my neck gaiter when it was cold I wore it on my face for the first 15min or so and then pulled it down when I got warm. Well, LATER in the run I wanted it back on my face again, only to discover that it had FROZEN! So I wore 2 today so I could save one for the the last 1/2 of the run. SO glad I did as my first one was frozen STIFF!
I am hoping to get out there again on Saturday for a bit of a longer run. Hope everyone is staying warm!