Now I have a new problem - cold. Not so much cold but cold and wind. The combination is beating me up. Despite the lack of winter running gear, I'm fighting to stay outside. Not so much because of my mental toughness, but out of a strenuous desire not to return to the treadmill.
Today was a great six mile run in the Canal Ponds Park. The temperature is 28 degrees F with winds of 10 mph. Not bad overall, but brutal when running in the open areas. I'm wearing all recycled gear (except for my new Saucony Ride 7's) that includes a long sleeve 1/4 zip polypro shirt, a tech shirt over that, then an old full zip up fleece (complete with burn holes from years of camping). On the bottom we have a pair of lycra pants (20+ years old) and wind pants. A pair of army surplus wool gloves, an old hat, and sunglasses.
|Cold but good for the mind and body|