10 mile day
Friday, January 04, 2013
Yesterday ended up being a 10 mile day, though I didn't plan it to be. I missed a few workouts Sun-Tues due to traveling in the car and ended up doing a double workout at lunch time.
I swam for an hour (2 mi), then ran a 10k route that I like (at a slow recovery pace, I had run hard indoors on the treadmill the day before), then at the end of the day I walked home from work (2 mi). It was cold out, it was in single digits in the morning, but had warmed up to the teens by the time I ran and about 20 by the time I walked home.
Maybe I overdid it in the new years excitement. My legs were pretty sore last night and this morning, and my left knee is acting up. I think that I will lay off the legs today!
I need to reevaluate my cold weather running gear. I had tights, a t-shirt, a thermal shirt, a vest, a hat, and light gloves. My hands were cold the first 2 miles or so but eventually warmed (until I had to take off my gloves to tie my shoe - I usually double knot them but neglected to this time). The bigger concern was the wind burn that I developed on my upper thighs. By the time I finished running, they were very red. I think I need thicker tights or a second layer to help block the wind.
Looking forward to going skiing with the family tomorrow at our local ski hill, Berkshire East!