my hips feel better than they have in a long time.
The body adapts. Isn’t that nice? It’s my first winter running, and I muttered angrily for the first few weeks, cursing the cold. But now, it’s not really bad. In fact, I’m quite enjoying it.
As long as the wind isn’t in full force, 20 degrees isn’t all that horrible. I find that running tights, gloves, headband to cover ears, and two light long sleeve hi-tech layers suffice. I think it’ll have to get brutally cold before I layer anything on top of that. I’ve seen other runners wearing a lot more, but I suspect their runs are longer, taking them over a bridge and along the water.
Still, I wish spring were sooner, but alas, it’s only January.
Not as hard as I thought. The approach was the same as running. Just keep it simple.
In order to run, you have to run.
In order to run in the morning, you have to run in the morning.
And really, if it’s 6 AM and dark and really cold, it’ll be dark and really cold at 6 PM too.
It was unplanned. Went out and planned on a 2 mi tempo run, but was so winded at the tail end of the first mile, I slowed and took it inside the park. After pushing myself so hard that first mile, running without pushing felt so insanely easy that I felt like I could run forever.
So, I like this workout. Go out hard the first mile, and do a couple of more. I still get my mileage, and get a little speed workout too. In the end I logged just over 3 mi.