Distance: 10.5 mi
Miles to go: 1270
One and a half thumbs up for my new tights. They were warm and comfortable. The only thing I don’t like is that one of the ankle zippers won’t stay zipped. Gotta figure out something for that. Otherwise I’m happy. It was cold but I definitely could tell the difference and they wicked the moisture away well. Gotta love a product that works as advertised.
I went out today determined to run “within my breathing”. What I mean is, not to pay attention to splits, etc., but just run. The way I guaged how I was doing was to listen to my own breathing. In essence, if I could hear it, I was going too fast. But if I could feel it I was just right. I didn’t want to run fast, just comfortable. And wouldn’t you know it, this worked! I ran a very comfortable 8:30 pace and felt like I could have gone a bit farther at the end. This week will be full of silly runs but our regular Thursday group run will be a Thanksgiving gift. We will go out for 45 min and then come back but we start and end at a bakery that is supposed to have insanely good cinnamon rolls…! Now THAT is a reward! I already can’t wait.
Next Saturday we are talking about running the local half marathon route. I am thinking about doing this run as a gift to myself for my birthday. It will be the longest run I have done all year and I really think it would be great to do it as a positive finish to a rotten year. Long range weather forecasts are predicting rain but I’m hoping I get lucky. It would really be nice to know I can still run this far going into next year.