Okay, I decided to do my run on the treadmill today – which means in some circles I am definitely a wimp!!!
Okay – I accept and own it and you know something I don’t really care. 🙂
When Bennie and I walked this morning, it was 3*F with the wind chills driving feels like temps down into the -15 to -20*F range. My face hurt after being outside for less than 5 minutes and while we walked down to the first gate. Until we turned around it was a brutal walk.
Then a couple of hours later, Mary, Bennie and I walked up the snowmobile trail, if anything the winds had gotten worse and while the thermometer said it was 8*F the winds drove it far down into the negative numbers.
It is usually a walk that we all enjoy, but it was more “let’s get this over with” kind of walk this morning. At that point I knew that I wasn’t going to run 8-9 miles outside in that kind of weather.
Yes, I am getting wimpy.
So I headed down to Planet Fitness and ran in shorts and a t-shirt in comfortable climate controlled conditions on the treadmill.
No, I did not do the 8-10 I had originally thought about. The first two were on one treadmill (I forgot to stop the watch) and I had to do a quick BR break at 2.0 miles, when I got back, I switched treadmills to one I prefer and did another 5.0.
I maintained a steady 6.8 mph for 4.0 miles, then did 2.0 miles at 7.0 mph and the last mile I did some race pace .10 strides at 8.6 mph, with the last one at 9.1 mph. I felt good, but mentally, just didn’t have it in me to go any further today on the treadmill.
I have gotten used to doing the longer runs outside and will be doing a bit further as we get into better weather.
My right foot is really liking the EE width and I think there is some healing going on now that it isn’t being scrunched all the time. While it doesn’t feel quite right at times it is feeling better for longer and longer periods when I am running. It will take more than a couple of weeks to recover from years of abuse, but I do notice a huge difference between putting on the EE width shoes and going back to my old D-width ones.
I hate to even put the D’s on anymore.
So a pretty good run on the treadmill and then a long afternoon nap, since it was too damn cold outside to do any projects.
Yes, it was a pretty great day.