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W7D1: 17 degrees and 2.37 miles

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I completed my W7D1 run this morning before work (yes Q I said before work - I actually woke myself up for it). This run was a 25 minute run and I did take a pause in the middle, but I didn't think 2.37 miles was bad. With my warm-up and cool-down it was 2.8 in 32 minutes.

As for running in the dark, it wasn't bad. I had my new flashers from the Red Coyote on and I left my earbuds out (no music - wahwah). Lincoln didn't get to go with me this time since I wanted to give it a try without wrestling the pooch. He definitely gets to go on Friday though. On a side note, everyone should think about landscape lighting or motion lighting. You can really see the dark spots around people's houses when you run by from both angles and that gives bad people bad thoughts. I know we will be putting some in now.

Anyway, I will go to the next run because I am determined to start on the 5k to 10k program in February and I think it is making me work harder to just forge ahead.

I hope everyone is doing well this very cold winter. ~Z
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    Haha, good job at going before work. When I go running when it's still dark in the mornings, I typically go up to the lake trail because of the visibility issues with traffic, but I might have to invest in some of those lights you bought. I've found that getting up in the morning and doing workouts gives me less excuses. If I have to stay late at work or something else comes up, it's easier for me to put off an evening workout than it is if I just get up and--as our marathon relay team name says--get 'er done.

    1921 days ago
    It's great running in the dark - makes use of the other senses which are heightened without sight. I also enjoy the brisk morning air. ;)
    1921 days ago
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