8mi. Today was a 38 degree mostly solo bridge run. I started a little before 5am, alone. Another guy showed up well bundled as I began my second lap up the bridge. It was breezy but not unbearable, my secret to enjoying this workout was my dress strategy. I drove to the bridge with the seat heater on and the car’s air heater on my feet. I wore a cotton s/s t-shirt, a l/s Underarmour shirt, and a Champion sweatshirt with CWX long legs. Accessories included a Fox PolarPaw gloves and an inconspicuous NYPD winter ski hat. If you can keep your fingers and ears warm, the rest regulates itself off that I surmise. My most secret ingredient was Chap-stick. Any run in NY in temps like this would certainly have my applying lip balm. Why it’s taken me 20 years to breakthrough and realize I can use it in a state not well-known for skiing is a mystery! I felt good after the first windy run up, finished 6 bridge miles and 2 warm up cool down miles. I went home and enjoyed the steam bath in John’s room, that’s a winner for getting cold completely out of my system! I kept trying to visualize following Dave Stone & Dave Garfield again this year for the Race for the Cure, how I’d love them to pace me to a sub 19:00 5k! I’d dress better than last year, and be ready to empty my lungs once I got to the overpass bridge. If I think this enough, plus get two or three more quality cool weather track workouts in, I can do it.