Well, yesterday the morning temperature said 7 degrees and I was looking at a treadmill run to fill my scheduled miles. I had already done 2 treadmill runs for the week, both speed oriented, but I just did not want to be on the treadmill again. The sun was actually shining and there was no strong wind, only the hideous 7 degrees. I decided I was going to give it a try. The roads were plowed and the snow and ice seemed packed down enough so I had some hope. I didn't know how it would go, but decided to just give it a try. After all, I could always turn around and go back if it felt like a bad idea.
I was able to get 6 miles in near my long run pace! I was surprised at how well it went. I usually don't go outdoors once the temperature is in this range, but this ended up ok. The only problem I had on this run was that my sweat froze up in areas on my face. Other than that, I was fine! The temperature went up a little while I was running so I think it averaged around 10-12 degrees overall.
|6 mile run and bitter cold!|
I wore my usual bitter cold running gear, but this time I swapped out my Thorlo socks for Smartwool running socks. I also wore my Yaktrax and definitely needed them.
|Altra Torins and Yaktrax|
My daughter and our dog Agnes went outside to play in all the snow we received this week. Kitty Johnny felt a little left behind, poor dear.
It's best if kitties stay inside where it is warm :)
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