Long runs, out of doors

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.

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2 Responses to Long runs, out of doors

  1. Ani Danelz says:

    It’s funny how people react to temperature changes. It finally hit 40-45 here yesterday and I broke out my shorts!! Good luck with your 5K!

    • G says:

      I think I was a little overdressed… once I got going I wanted to chuck my undershirt into the woods. Thanks for the encouragement! I’ll let you all know how it goes on Friday.

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