Thursday, March 7, 2013
Winter Doesn't Want to Give Up 3/7/13
We didn't get snow up heah in Maine, but it was the in the mid 30's with winds 15-25 mph straight out of the north - which made it feel like the low 20's.
When I took Bennie for a walk on the Augusta Rail Trail this morning, even he wasn't all that into the walk and we only did a mile, before he turned around, looked up at me and started walking back the way we came - he knows where to go to get back to the truck.
Now I have been running more in shorts and a t-shirt a lot this winter on the treadmill and this has spoiled me a lot about running outside, I just enjoy running without bundling up. After the walk today - I really thought about going to the gym and using the treadmill again. Then I got to thinking about it and that would have been too much like wimping out.
However, I am just tired of the cold and harsh north winds that have been seemingly endless this winter. To be quite honest, I am ready for this winter to be over.
Yes - I ran outside today, it was an easy recovery run, that I was going to do at above a 9:30 pace. Below are the Garmin Stats:
The first 2.0 miles were down hill, so that pace was a little deceptive and the last 2.0 miles were primarily uphill, against the 15-25 mph north wind, which to be blunt sucked. However, it did slow me down and then coming back up Philbrick Hill (otherwise known as the Bitch) always slows me down a lot.
The biggest thing that I worked on today was running quiet, while I didn't have quick feet, I did have quiet feet, so I was happy with the run, just not the weather, but the weather is what it is, so I gotta quit whining and just deal with it.
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