Oct. 13, 2010…Did the elliptical for 33 minutes. Wanted to get it done in the morning but ended up hitting the snooze. I think I needed the extra sleep anyway. So I did it mid-morning instead which I really liked (usually I do it after lunch if I miss it in the morning). No weights yesterday, but I did abs with hubby last night (and the night before). He has a routine made up that he is helping me with and I really like it. Lots of variety.
Oct. 14, 2010…..3 mile run in 30:30. I checked the forecast before I was suppose to leave and it said 38*. This is the coldest I have run in so I thought surely I would need to dress warm. I wore: tank top, LS shirt, running tights (Chill Chasers), shorts, thin ‘cheapy’ gloves and my headband. I started out at 7. It was beautiful as the sun was JUST starting to rise but I am not liking how its getting darker and darker at the time I want to start running.
So anyway…walking down my street to warm up I was thankful for my extra gear. To know how to dress when running in cold weather I had heard: dress as you would if you were walking briskly in temps that are 20* warmer (which would have been 58 in todays case)…and in all honesty, if I was walking in 58* weather, I probably would have dressed even WARMER then I did today! So I don’t think that always applies =)
I ended up stripping the gloves about 3min into my run (and ended up losing them a few minutes later when I stripped my shirt off-oops!) and the LS shirt about 6 minutes into the run. I could have done w/ out the tights at that point too, but I think for anytihng under 40* I should probably just wear them. The first 15min of the run felt slow and sluggish, but 15min in, I decided I needed to push it a little bit as this WAS suppose to be my tempo run of the week. I feel like downhills are getting a little easier for me too, so that’s been nice. Next run is a 4 miler Saturday (this is cutback week), and then I get to ramp it up next week!