OK, so I needed to do a 5K yesterday and I originally predicted I would be running it on the treadmill since the temps were so low. But for some odd reason, with the temps reading 11 degress with a -11 real feel, I was dreading the indoor run. Thus, I decided to layer up the clothing and give it a go outdoors.
Take a look at the pic below. Can you guess who's the most excited party for the run? Harley is at least 12 inches off the ground and that was just the beginning of his jumps and bounding around when he saw me all decked out in my running gear.
So off we went. It was a beautiful run breaking tracks into the fresh snow. Turning onto the main road where I was doing the bulk of my 5K, there was at most tracks from two cars leaving an easy trail for me to step in for traction. Overall, the run was fabulous. A little cold on the lungs and the tummy. My two layers of Under Armour kept creeping up and my very top, 3rd layer, just wan't 100% chill proof. I had a streak of red across my tummy where the cold air creeped in when the UA crawled. I think I'm going to have to try another brand of cold weather tops to wear so I don't have to deal with the creeping. Any suggestions? I have a couple of adidas ones, I could layer, but I don't think the two together would be as warm as one Under Armour. I may need to shop for some heavier Adidas or Nike winter tops unless anybody has a better suggestion.
McRib picked us up and we were off to shower and get ready for a 3 hour spin at the Y. I met 6 of my cycling friends for some saddle time and we had a great time listening to music, spinning at our own pace and resistence and planning out the details of our RAGBRAI 2009 adventure.
Today's workout: 3 mile run. I hope everyone had a great weekend and RUN ON!