It's late, I need to get to bed . . . but I need to document the run, so I blog.
Thursday, a work at home day. The bad foot is not much better than it was Tuesday. Tough call whether to run today or try to run tomorrow, with the long run planned for Sunday. The decision was made by the weather forecast. We're supposed to get the edge of Winter Storm Nemo tomorrow, with several inches of snow forecast. Even if I get the traditional half of the lower end of the forecast, that's still annoying footing to run in by tomorrow evening.
So today, a lunch run. 29° F, 12-15 mph ESE wind, hazy sunshine. I ran around the section to the west, which has me running into the wind later in the run when I'd prefer earlier; but the distance to the west was what I wanted, not the distance around the section to the east.
Got a twinge from the off and on sore thigh a bit past a quarter mile, then it quieted down. The shoulders were mostly clear and dry. No further complaints from the various body parts. My shoes stayed dry enough I didn't have to change them when I came in.
As I was stretching, I realized that my biggest concern in the last third of the run was managing my breathing and endurance, i.e. a cardio concern. I'm not totally sure how much that means. It's good news that I wasn't worried about any sore body part; but that may be mostly because of the near-normal footing. If so, running today was a good decision.
Runkeeper reported the effort as 4.61 miles in 31:43, for an average pace of 6:53 per mile. It seems that's right about where things shake out when I just go out to run, not trying to run slow and not trying to sprint.
The way the work day went, it was a Very Good Thing to have a run on the lunch hour. Got to my volunteer job this evening and was able to leave the paid job behind emotionally. That is a Good Thing.
. . . and for those of you who think I run in cold weather, I don't really. Today I ran in good running weather. CHRISTINA791 runs in cold weather: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
And now, off to bed. Tomorrow will be another long day, with snow in the forecast. Hopefully the shoulders will be reasonably clear by Sunday, when I want to do a long run.