I am tap dancing between the weather. I’m not one to bitch or moan about hot or cold. The weather is what it is, and no amount of whining or complaining is going to change that.
BUT DEAR GAWD THE WEATHER HAS BEEN SUCKING…
That is all. I wanted to get in a long run this weekend. Sunday wasn’t looking so good. There to fore, I waited until the warmest part of the day Saturday and got my run on. The temperature was right around fifty degrees, and I nailed the outfit with shorts and a long sleeve T. I always enjoy re-learning the clothing thing every year.
The 8.4 mile hilly circular route in my neighborhood was calling to me. I felt that was a nice compromise between what I wanted to get done, and what my body would allow. I brought along the Garmin to keep my HR below 150, but I wasn’t taking it too seriously. I haven’t even downloaded the digits yet.
The first half of the run went well. As I climbed that last hill to the four mile mark, I was definitely feeling it in my feet and my hamstrings. I wanted to push myself a bit, but hurting myself was not an option. I managed the 8.4 miles in around an hour twenty-four, for a 10 minute pace. I was happy with that, as it involved a bit of walking at the beginning and at the end.
My goals for this week are: 3 easy runs and a long run. I’d also like to attend one spin class and MAYBE a yoga class. We shall see. In the mean time, numba one son and I are going to hit the weights three times a week too. He’s a strong guy. I’m hoping he’ll motivate me to pack on some muscle.
Stay warm out there!