Brrr, gotta get used to this 35*F, with a breeze out of the North, on Bennie’s get up and get out walk in the mornings. Full cold weather gear this and I was not unhappy about wearing it at all.
It was about 10*F warmer, but that breeze was still pretty chilly for his second walk, so I decided to definitely wear a long-sleeve top and since I had to go to Waterville to do errands and then run, I was going to bring along the old gloves.
Planned Workout Description: Originally, I planned on doing my Goodhue 7.0 mile course at around a 9:00 minute pace, but with errands in Waterville, I figured that I would do 7.0 up there.
- Day: Thursday
- Time of Day: 1:04:23
- Course: Planet Fitness – Colby Loop
- Distance 7.18
- Time of Run: 1:04:23
- Pace: 8:58
- Rating: 2
- Running Streak Day #: 10
- Weather: Clear, 49*F (feels like 45*F) Humidity 53%, Wind 9 mph N
• Shoes Worn: New Balance Beacon 2 (213.4). Since I started wearing the Altras a little more, I have noticed that my other shoes are feeling more snug in the toe box. However, the B2s felt good the entire run.
Variables that impacted the run: I woke up without my legs hurting as much as usual – a really good thing and the best they have felt in a while. We are getting to sleep in the extra half hour in the morning and it is just enough, along with not having to get up and rush around to let us relax a little more.
Comments: I started out fairly slowly and didn’t try to pick up the pace at all. Even though it was clear and the temps were better, I did have on a long sleeve tee and pulled the sleeves up over my hands. So I didn’t bother looking at the mile splits during the run
When I got over to Colby, there is just something about the old FieldHouse that is a magnet for me to stop and go. It does give a quick break and re-energizes me a little for the hills that I know is coming up. It isn’t all that bad, just in a tough place for the hill.
Once I get over that point, it is pretty much either a gentle uphill or downhill to the end, plus that 9 mph that I had been running towards was now at my back. Always a good thing.
The last couple of miles were a little faster, but I wasn’t really pushing the pace hard after yesterday’s run with Jon.
Overall, a pretty good 7 plus run.
How did this run move me towards my goal(s)? I need these easy medium distance runs to be more a part of my weekly mileage. Just running easy without rushing or pushing the pace is nice.
Cardio (walking, elliptical, bike, mowing, etc.) Total: 3.72
Non Running Comments: Not too much going on, beyond the errands that got done in Waterville. Once I got home, I ate a decent lunch and took a nap, pretty much until it was time to do Bennie’s afternoon walk. Didn’t get the garden stuff that I wanted to get done, done, but there is still tomorrow. 🙂