Let's start with Saturday. I got out at 7:00am, and met up with the trailruns group. The temp was 11.5 deg F, when I left the house. Another frigid trail run! I just keep thinking that running in these temps will payoff come Spring.
It was a good run, and Nate, our "leader", pushed us on a few hills. I didn't feel all that good on this run, and didn't have anything for the last 1/4-1/2 mile kick.
I was glad I got out and did the run. I'm still undecided if I am going to do the UglyMudder trail race.
The Garmin had the run at 7.11 miles, but I missed about a 1/2 mile as it tried to find the satellites.
7.11 miles (1:10.02)
Now Sunday was the total opposite of Saturday!
I went for a run around 11:00am. I wanted to run about 10 miles, so I headed towards Mercer County Park. It was awesome out! The thermometer read 61deg F, when I left. Yup you read that correctly, 61 ! What a difference from the frigid Sat. run! I was actually able to run in shorts!
I felt a lot better running today, than Saturday. Maybe it was the weather. For the 1st 1/2, I didn't realize I had the wind at my back. When I hit the park, man it was windy. The gusts where really strong around the lake. The paths that were ice covered only 24 hours earlier, where bone dry. These conditions will resemble the OceanDrive 10 miler. Very gusty for the 2nd half. The winds did slow me down.
When I got home, my oldest son took a picture of my unusual running attire. I had my long sleeve pullover off the arms. It was warm!
10 miles 1:26:18 (8:37 avg)
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