I guess everything is relative. If you asked me last week if I’d want to run in 20 degrees, I’d have laughed at you. After yesterday, though it felt quite nice. I basically wore the same thing I did yesterday, but I started with the headband in my pocket. I quickly realized I was still going to need it. I alternated having it over my mouth about every half mile or so.
My 6 mile route today took me through some hilly neighborhoods, out over an interstate, past a large shopping center, then out into a vast expanse of empty corn fields, back across the interstate, and back into the neighborhoods. It was a pretty good route actually. When I was running along the corn fields, I felt like I was running in the middle of nowhere. It made me feel like a professional runner for a moment.
I finished the 6 miles in 50:51. All in all a pretty good run. We’re looking at ice tomorrow, so my 10 miles of speedwork is up in the air. They’re predicting 1/8″ of ice on the ground by morning and I didn’t bring my skates – ha!