I was set to do my 3rd run outside this morning. It was 32 degrees outside but dry. The big challenge in the winter is what to wear. I had planned to wear my NEW Nike tights, long sleeve shirt, and gloves. I thought that would be enough. I don’t typically like to wear beanies unless its really…really…really cold! My head gets warm pretty quick. I toyed with the idea of a beanie but in the end went with a visor.
I have not worn my Garmin since IMAZ. I have been in full recovery. I have not wanted to wear my watch because I did not want to know my pace. I did not want to push my pace. It was nice just to run on feel. I thought today would be a good day to wear my Garmin. Just to check things out. I was still just going to go out and do a not too fast but steady run. I turn my watch on and it is dead. I guess today is not the day!! I must of never charged it after the race. Today was just going to be another run on feel and see how it goes day.
I got outside and it was definitely not as cold as I thought it would be. Hallelujah!!!!! My outfit was perfect. I was a little chilly at the beginning but warmed up quickly!
Terwilliger is one of my favorite runs in Portland. I’ve always lived near it but in 2 weeks I am moving 3 miles away from it! So I’m going to try and run it as much as possible. Its part of the Portland Shamrock 15K. This is the time of year I like to run it most to prepare for that race anyway.
The plan was to run 4 miles. I ran what I thought was 2 miles up and 2 miles down. Felt great. I was still just happy to be outside.
How was your run this morning? Are you training for a St. Patrick’s day race??