Nov 4, 2010….2 mile run at an easy pace (21:00)….then home for 14minutes (3 miles) on the elliptical, followed by lower body….42* with a windchill of 35 (BRRR!)…gear: headband, LS shirt, tank top, shorts, Fila running tights, gloves, music (no hydration belt!)
This is the week that I start to run consecutive days. I am hoping that this transition will be a smooth one as long as I take it easy. This Saturday I am running 8 miles (with my hubby!!) and then next week is my last week on this 15K plan. So next week I have a 3, 2, and 9 miles on scheduled. However, I think the lower weekday mileage is to reflect a time of taper for a 15K race, however I will not be racing, so I may bump those miles up a bit. When I am done, I still plan to jump into a half marathon plan somewhere around mid-way.
Today was CHIIIIILY! I think an ACTUAL 35* would have been more bareable than 42* with a windchill of 35*. I didnt even take my LS shirt off during this run. After the first mile I was wishing I hadn’t worn the tank top underneath the LS shirt as I got a little warm and I HATE being warm when I run. However, the warm up walk down to the end of my street I was SOOOOO cold! I am going to look for a face cover this weekend as my cheeks got pretty cold, and maybe some arm warmers as well, which will be easier to remove than my LS shirt when I warm up.
So anyway, the 2miles went really well. I was able to breathe thru my nose pretty much the whole time which I am going to use as an indicator that I am running at a pace close to recovery. Then I got home and jumped on the elliptical for 14 minutes (3mi) to complete my cardio for the day. Then I did lower body and went a little easy on the exertion since I didnt want to poop my legs out TOO much =) I am so excited to run 8 this weekend!!