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“I love track running. There’s something about that red 400-meter circle that lets my brain switch off—no roads to cross, no bikes to watch out for.” – Kate Carter

Friday, November 14, 2014

Layered up for a surprisingly good run

Today's run (street): 3.25 miles

I had the opportunity to get out early today, but I squandered my time and ended up sneaking in a run between business calls. I got a lot done before I went out, but came very close to missing my window for a morning run. I'm an early-bird and really didn't want to have to go out late in the day. After seeing that the current temperature was hovering around 35°, I piled on the layers and scooted out the door.

It was chilly, but not freezing, when I finally got outside. I was afraid I'd dressed too warmly and would later regret the hat and gloves I was wearing. I ended up keeping them on and (happily) never felt overheated during the run. It's supposed to get even colder this weekend.

It wasn't until I reached my first quarter mile that I realized I had decent energy. I spotted a runner a few hundred feet ahead and realized that I was going to pass her quickly. I wasn't setting the world on fire this morning, but I was moving faster than usual. I ended up improving 40 seconds per mile over Tuesday's run. A couple of fartleks near the end helped that along.

I considered wearing my new Opedix Knee-Tecs today, but I'm saving them for tomorrow when I meet my buddies to take on a particularly hilly course. My friend KWL, who ran a strong race at the NYC Marathon two weeks ago, will be joining SIOR, TPP and possibly others. I know it will be a challenge for me to stay with this fast crowd, but I'll try my best.

8 comments:

  1. Good for you! I ran slower than I expected today. I'm glad you had a positive experience and finished strong.

    I wore a hat and gloves, too. I took off my gloves mid-run, but kept the hat. I'm about to pick out my clothes for tomorrow.

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  2. I'm getting my stuff ready now too. I'm thinking two top layers, hat, gloves, gator. Long pants that are NOT Opedix (what? why not?)

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    1. Because SIOR hasn't contacted them on your behalf.

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  3. I recommend tights and running shorts. But that's just me : )

    Well we both got our runs done this morning so we are great. I'm a little intimidated by the hills and gang of speedsters tomorrow. Be kind...

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  4. Yes. That's just you.
    I should wear a skirt over my tights.

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    1. That would be a better look than running shorts.

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    2. I'm wearing my awesome Mizuno tights, no shorts, two long sleeve top layers, hat, gloves, mid calf socks, and my asics.

      Peter, I'll bring the Daisy Duke jorts you've been coveting.

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    3. Thanks - that will be an awesome match with the Opedix.

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