I started logging miles on June 18th 2007. On November November 28th I logged my 500th mile! I’ve run more than 500 miles this year but this is my 500th logged mile. Unfortunately it wasn’t a very good run. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.
It was cold and slightly windy and, of course, very dark. I wore 4 shirts, gloves, a hat, and shorts. My legs were numb almost immediately. I can’t wait to get tights so that my legs are warmer when running in this horrible climate. It was 32 degrees outside which I realize isn’t horribly cold but 32 doesn’t suit me for running. I much prefer it to be at least 55 degrees out and below 90. Although I find running in 90 degree temps to be a challenge. When it gets to be about 30 outside I don’t find it to be a challenge — just uncomfortable.
My outer shin muscles got very tired during the run. I don’t know why but it may have been because I couldn’t feel my legs. I could feel the muscle soreness but everything else was rather numb. Maybe that affected my stride? Even with the discomfort I ran at a decent pace. I finished the 3.2 mile loop in 25:59, an 8:08 pace.
Tonight, if it’s not too windy, I will run the Rowe Quarter (6.5 miles). I may run it in reverse depending on how much wind there is. If it’s very windy I won’t run at all. If it’s a little windy I’ll run in whatever direction places the wind at my back. I’ll be screwed if the wind is from the North or South.