- Motivating yourself to run in the cold/snow is a hard obstacle
- Traction on snow is equivalent to traction on sand. Not so good.
- You actually get hot running in 5 degrees
- Snot and nose hairs freeze
- Eyelashes can become frosty
- GU becomes thicker than molasses and jelly beans become jawbreakers
- Garmins can act wonky at 10 degree temperatures
- Mesh running shoes in the winter/snow = cold, wet feet
- Water filled fuel belts freeze and become useless
- Just because it is cold outside doesn't mean you can forgo the sunscreen!
My training schedule had 8 miles on deck. I contemplated running with the group that was only doing 6 miles, but one of my fellow runners ran with me for 6.5 miles and chatted the whole way. It made the time go by so fast.
I tend to not like to run with someone only for the reason that I am NOT a fast runner and I don't want someone to slow their pace for me. Glad she stuck with me for those 6.5 miles, although the last 1.5 were rough.
My hip was talking to me. I think I am going to have to get that checked out.
My total miles for this week is 16. 50 after 40 and Run Tall, Walk Tall have got nothing on me!
Off to eat a cupcake. :o)