58 degrees F, partly sunny, a little breeze, and a lot of perfect equals a very nice run. Today was a welcome relief from the latest round of cold temps. I remember getting antsy for spring around this time when I lived in Anchorage, but it was still 4 weeks away.
At least here in Indiana, I can look forward to spring in March instead of April, so I've got that going for me, which is great.
No run tomorrow, but hopefully after my haircut on Wednesday, I'll get in some more miles.
I had a bit of the winter blues the last two weeks and really didn't feel like running in the cold. I know...poor me. Well, it was sunny and in the forties today, so, I figured I'd better get back to it.
I'm probably gonna run tomorrow also as it's supposed to be nice. We'll see. If I do run, I'll probably do 5.
Maybe it was the short sleeve shirt: Short Sleeve shirt!
Maybe it was 2 days rest: Didn't run the last two days!
Whatever it was, this was a good run. I was a little bit winded at the end of it, but it wasn't due to sprinting or anything. Also, I did this run without pace alarms and without looking at my watch save for a couple of times in the beginning. I just ran what was somewhat comfortable.
The race wasn't pretty, and I did not train for the large hill in the form of a bridge at mile 6 and again at 8. I stopped around miles 10 and 11 to stretch and relieve myself, so my official time was 2:15:16.
I know I didn't get enough sleep as I took advantage of going to the Sprint Unlimited race the night before; I got to bed around 11 pm and got up around 4:30. I also didn't get in all the training that I should have; I did not run at all the week before the race.
On the positives, I did beat Michael Waltrip in a race at Daytona in February, so I'll always have that to brag about. um, yay.
Three days rest made this run easier than it should have been, and it wasn't that easy. I'm not sure how well I would have done if I had done my Wed and Thu runs. This is my last hard run before my half marathon on Feb 16th.
The temp was ok at 21 degrees F; my legs got a little cold as I was in shorts. I hit a little packed snow, but most of my run was on pavement.