What am I talking about?!?! My run this morning. It was a frigid 8 degrees. Andi and I met up at the gym and started our run inside. I ran for 2 miles on the treadmill before meeting with my fellow Run Camp runners. I layered up and ventured outside. HOLY CRAP! I may have said something close to that after I felt how cold it was. Thank goodness there was little to no wind today. Yipee. I had 12 miles planned.
Unfortunately, The White Pine Trail we ran on was not plowed as we had hoped. DARN! Soooo, the run pretty much sucked. I couldn’t even get my heart rate up in Zone 1! The snow was fresh and not flat, so it was beyond difficult to run through. I was not bothered by the slow pace. Really. I was mostly annoyed that my face was almost frozen. It was so cold that I didn’t even notice how cold my hands were (until we went back inside). We ran 5 miles outside and then headed back inside. Andi
and I had the awesome idea to just change our tops and keep on our running tights (note to self: Not such an awesome idea. These tights are awesome for COLD weather, NOT indoor treadmill runs) I had to run 5 more miles to get in a total of 12. I did it, but it was not pretty. I stopped a lot. A lot. I walked a lot some. I was overheating. The good news is I got my 12 in. 🙂 If next weeks half marathon is anything like today’s run….well, it’s gonna be slow just like today’s training run! 😉
I found the Snowmans Half Marathon map with elevations. It doesn’t look too bad, but what do I know–I can’t read a map very well. That’s the 1 thing my dad always told me to learn well. I have failed him! Oh well, that’s what Andi is for…actually she might be worse than I am with directions etc. Ok, maybe not worse, but we are very smart in other areas… 🙂