Yes, today was cold, so get over it Harold. Well I admit I wimped out of today’s Central Maine Strider’s Wednesday Noon Run. The idea driving to Waterville and then running in single digit temps with 15-20 mph winds, just didn’t thrill me, so I stayed home, watched the military channel, had some bonding time with Bennie (napped for an hour) and seriously contemplated taking today off.
However, tomorrow is supposed to be even colder and I have to go down to Portland, so I am not sure if I will get a chance or will want to run around Back Cove, if the temps are single digit and the wind is howling. Which meant that at around 4:00 PM, I finally got off my butt and went for a run.
Yes I dressed for sub-zero wind chills and was very glad that I did. I also did laps and was never more than a quarter-mile from the house – if I got into trouble or felt that the conditions sucked too much. I will admit that running into the wind, to be blunt sucked bad and I was glad that I had just short periods going directly into it. If I had to run into it for a longer run, I would not have run nearly as far.
Thanks to Seth Hasty for reminding me of RunningAHEAD – an online training/running log that I used to use a lot in 2009 and I will be using a lot from now on. It took me a long time to find it the last time, then when I injured my knee in February 2010 and couldn’t run – I forgot about it and have searched for a while to find “it” again. I will be writing a post on it later this week. Thanks again Seth.
I know that if I had gone to the gym and run on the treadmill again today, I would have gone faster than the 9:00 minute pace that I did outside this afternoon, so that was a good thing. The run itself was a simple recovery run and the only thing that really sucked was running into the cold wind, but I was dressed appropriately and didn’t stray too far from the house.