Chilly Long Runs

On Saturday morning I set out for a very chilly long run (twelve-miler). I will admit that I was less than enthused when I checked my phone and saw that it was 24 degrees (13 with wind chill). It has been SOOOO windy here these past few weeks!

I rounded up my cold weather gear and set out with my Nathan hydration belt, a GU, and some tunes. About a half mile into the run I realized that I had forgotten my sunglasses- FAIL! I have kind of sensitive eyes, and it was very sunny.

Source: http://www.capecodbikeguide.com

Source: http://www.capecodbikeguide.com

Thankfully my peepers were okay and I enjoyed the sunshine along the bike path. The wind wasn’t too bad, and I finally warmed up after a few miles. It was cool enough, however, for the water on the tops of my bottles to freeze!

I ran from North Falmouth to Falmouth along the bike path and then another two miles before arriving at our house to start home improvement project number one—stripping the pink wall paper from the soon-to-be boys’ room. I was pretty happy with the 8:27 pace, especially since I had run at half marathon pace for my 7-miler the day before.

I didn’t think that stripping wall paper would take too long, but clearly I miscalculated. After about 3 hours on Saturday and 2 1/2 on Sunday, I have about one full wall done. My plan is to do a bit each day and hope for the best—maybe I will be finished by the end of the month!

I am looking forward to getting more home projects done this week, in addition to writing up my Bill Rodgers/MFNE interview to share with you guys. So much fun stuff, so little time!

How was everyone’s weekend? Did you race?

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    • Jessica says

      You are so right on that one Heather! I feel like I’m at least making progress (very slow progress!). As soon as I perfect my technique, it should go faster! :-)

  1. says

    Add a little bit of sugar or salt to your water to lower the freezing temperature of it and it shouldn’t freeze when running. It’ll be super cold, though.

  2. says

    Nice run and awesome pace! I did 14 on the treadmill this weekend. Bleh .. there was just enough snow to make me cautious about going out. But today I got out for a 4 Miler after a little snow last night. It was slippery in spots, but I managed.

    Hoping it warms up a little and I can get my 15 miler in outside this weekend.

    • Jessica says

      Thanks Amy! I am hoping for it to be a bit warmer too, but it looks like we may be getting another snow storm Friday night! Eek!

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