There are less than thirty days until runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Less than thirty days until my first half marathon. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I’m practically jumping out of my skin waiting for it to get here.
Training for the Princess Half has been going a bit slow, mainly because of the extreme cold weather we’ve been facing. I did ok in 27 degrees. In fact, I ran my first sub-40 5k and sub-12 minute mile. I felt great. No soreness the next day. I went well beyond my 1/1 run walk ratio. I liked 27 degrees. We were friends.
And then I decided to try out 13 degrees. It’s been below 10 most mornings/evenings and I figured I’d just suck it up and give it a try last night.
Not my best idea. 12-13 degrees and I area not friends. We’re not even frenemies.
That.hurt.so.bad. My body was warm, thanks to my cold weather compression gear, but my lungs? It felt like they were freezing inside of my chest. This is all I got out of it:
Not much. But it’s something. I’m planning on trying again tonight to see if I can get at least a full two miles in before I have to head home. We’re getting a bunch of snow today, though, and I’m not sure I want to risk slipping and breaking my foot/ass/wrist/ankle/other assorted bones. I’ll make the call later tonight when I can see what the temps are and how much snow there is. I’m too antsy to keep sitting around and waiting for the weather to change. This is when I dream of having a treadmill.
Question: How are you managing your runs during the arctic chill? Do you head to the gym or take on Mother Nature?