Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snowy running

I met up with my running group at 6 last night. My legs felt better from several 2-minute yoga breaks throughout my day yesterday, and the orthotics are finally not feeling awful. We had about 2 inches of snow to run through, and it was around 15 degrees. I ran past this gorgeous sight:

The run felt good! Nothing hurt for the first time in a long time. We did 3 miles in 32 minutes, fairly quick for me. My shins were a little sore afterwards, but icing and stretching made a huge difference.

I am always amazed at group runs and races by the varying amount of "stuff" people take with them on runs. I am super warm natured, especially if running, so last night I had on a short sleeve tech shirt, a zip-front tech pullover, nike cold weather pants, socks, running shoes, calf sleeve, sports bra,  and watch. There were people last night carrying and wearing lots more - from wool hats and scraves, to multiple pairs of pants, to headlamps. I'm not sure I could stand the extra weight! At most, I'll add gloves and a hat to this ensemble.

What do run with in cold weather? Why?

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Great work on the run. Glad to hear your legs felt better. Have you ever heard of the Daily Mile? If not, check it out!

    I'm new to it, but love the way I can see my runs graphed and the support I get from other runners.

    (36 year old fulltime RVer living la vida loca with a cute-butt husband and a stink-butt dog!)