Since I think I’d rather eat my sports bra than do another 5 mile run on the treadmill, I packed up warmer socks and a thermal undershirt and took my workout outside. It was still a bit chilly, maybe 40-45 or so, but it was worth it to escape the monotony of the treadmill.
I haven’t run down to the park in a while, but it was nice. Plus, that’s where the 5k next week is being held, so my visit did double duty– I could scout the course a bit and refresh my memory (and remember how the course only went for half a mile or so through the woods– then it was an endless boring paved stretch past empty baseball fields). Plus I got to run past a horse farm and see all the horses being silly. Worth it.
I could really, really use new shoes. My calves are unhappy. But there’s no point in getting them now, and dealing with the uncertainty of new shoes for the race.