Suited up for the great outdoors…this included handwaremers today. These are great for running in the cold. Hands and face gets it the worse. I always cover my ears with a band that also keeps earphones in place.
I went for a 5 mile stretch while visiting Jim’s Mom today. I felt really good afterwards too. I have this pain in my back that I think is a kidney infection. What is it with those? I can tell I’m getting stronger too. I surprised myself with my ability to maintain running stamina longer – also a lot less up and down movement and more forward. It’s hard to run in the cold – hard to breath…my nose always gets clogged up. Each weekend going forward I will be increasing the long run. Next weekend it will be 7 miles, then 8, 9 and 10 – 2 weeks prior to race. I get nervous as I go into these last 4 weeks of training. This is when you know this is for real and no more fooling around or allowing yourself an out because maybe today isn’t a good day or you feel bad or whatever. Every other day is a run day and inbetween – gym day. I am trying to run more outside too this time. It was 32 degrees today when I worked out. I hope its around 50 for the race, but I’ll be ready for anything. Have a great week!