Hmmm, heading out on a run right after you eat? Maybe not one of our better ideas, but it was bitter cold nonetheless. These temperatures I have at least run in before so I felt like I was ready for it. Kinda. Bill scared me into putting on multiple layers. I felt like the abominable snowman headed out for a run. I could hardly move! I even had on long underwear! I was plenty warm, probably could have left off a layer, but I'd rather be a bit warmer than too cold.
Rachael and I started with a slow warm up. Oh wait, it was a 9:20 pace, not so slow. Then we went to the track. She had to do some fast laps so I figured she could run her little heart out and I could putts along and not get left behind. Ha, well she did 7 laps and decided that just wasn't working. We both hate running in circles, it's just one step above the dreadmill. Rachael said at least she can watch a movie on the treadmill. So, we left and she asked to do a fast run for the last 15 min. OK. I think I can. She usually runs about a 7:00 pace in track. Nope, not doing that, but I'll run what I can. We had an 8:53 pace for the last couple miles. Yeah, that felt great to finish those 5 miles!
Temperature: 19 degrees, wind chill 11
Weather: sunny, light overcast, NW 13 mph winds gusting to 26 mph
Motivation level: 8
Energy level: 4
Today's Quote: Ran sounds better than run.
today's mileage: 5 mile running
weekly mileage: 10 miles running
monthly mileage: 10 miles running; walking 25 miles
annual mileage: 67 miles running; 51 miles walking; 0 miles riding; 0 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 118 miles