Well, the good news is that I got out for my scheduled 3 mile run today. The wind is howling (20mph sustained, plus gusts?) and I was very much not excited to go, but I did. The way out the wind was at my back and I made good time. The way back… not so much.
My calves were still really sore from Saturday’s long run, but about halfway they loosened up and I could run without pain. Honestly, I probably could’ve skipped my run today. But I’m stubborn. Hopefully tomorrow’s tempo run is okay and unplagued by sore muscles.
I’m having some problems with my running gear. Number one: my shoes. My left foot falls asleep– hard– about a mile into every run, and usually wakes up just before I stop running and feels very weird. (I have blogged about this before.) I need to stop putting off dealing with that. Number two: sports bras. I’m running 5 days a week and I only have 3 bras, so some stinky recycling is necessary. Plus, they chafe my back on long runs. Number three: I really need to get a better handle on how much clothing to wear in different kinds of weather. Today (40F, sunny, windy) I went out wearing tights, long pants, a t-shirt, a pullover and a fleece, and light wool socks and a headband. In the sun, I was too hot. In the wind, I was cold. I’d rather be too cold than too hot; I can always run harder and warm myself up.