It was absolutely gorgeous outside for a January day. We normally would call this the January thaw, but I don’t remember one this warm.
It was so warm that I ran in SHORTS!!!!! along with a long sleeve t-shirt and some gloves.
I am not going to lie and say I missed winter running, running in shorts today invigorated and motivated me to want to run :-).
Today was supposed recovery day from yesterday’s 8.0 miler. I did great starting out slowly, but without all the winter gear on I just naturally picked up my pace without really even trying. When I do a 8:16 pace without putting a lot of effort into it, it means that I am doing okay. The last mile was probably around 7:30 or less.
I really focused on my foot plant and running tall (well as tall as a short guy can run). I think those running on the ice long runs have helped with picking up my foot instead of toeing off.
Quality of Run: Good recovery run
Time of Run: 2:30 P.M.
Weather: Clear Sunshine