Y’all it was 45 degrees this morning when I left for my run. Forty five degrees!
I love running in cold weather. I really do. I went out this morning thinking I’d just take it easy and get 5 or 6 miles in and then head back. When I started running, it felt so easy and the weather was perfect. Before I even knew it 6 miles were done and I didn’t even break a sweat. In fact, I was so happy with my time that I posted one of those annoying garmin pics on Instagram. Here, let me post it here too in case you didn’t see it.
And because I’m an ‘all things analytical’ geek, I uploaded my Garmin data to Garmin Connect as soon as I got back, and I was pretty excited about my splits. It’s one thing to feel like you’re getting faster, especially after speed work, but it’s quite another to see negative splits and pretty decent times when you weren’t even putting forth maximum effort.
Listen to me, getting all excited. Everybody runs faster in the cooler weather. Check me in the summer months when my times are somewhere between OMG and WTF? It’ll be here soon enough and I’ll be bitching about it like a boss.
Anyway, today got me really excited to start my training again next week, although if I’m being totally honest, putting that sub 2 goal out there sort of makes me nervous. I’m going to put my faith in the training and my ability to stick to it and hope for the best. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Hopefully by putting it out there, it will help me stay accountable. Sometimes I need a little push, know what I mean?
Do you follow a training plan for every race you run? (I do now!)
Or are you one of those serial racers who signs up for all the races and hopes for the best? (This was me early last year and the end of 2013. I just wanted to run everything I could and I wasn’t too worried about time.)