Our winter runs

5 mi.  Last year we had such a mile season for cool weather. I didn’t have to dress “warm” except for when I thought my wimpy fingers would need gloves. Surely this was “global warming” hitting the homefront.

Today I started in 36 degree temps with an 11 mph wind coming from the NE. At Alton, the neighborhood where we run when the school track is locked, that means exposed to the wind on one long 400m straightaway.

Paul had a plan for us, we ran the usual warmup of a mile, then ticked off the intervals below. My fingers were cold at times, I retracted my thumbs into the lightweight gloves on a few of the runs. I ran behind Seth, who was very fast, and in front of Gary. He was doing his  last warmup before the Disney Marathon this weekend.

1 mi warmup jog

400m w/100m recovery
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/100m recovery
400m w/100m recovery
600m w/100m recovery
600m w/100m recovery
600m w/100m recovery
600m w/100m recovery
800m

1 mi cooldown jog

I wore an Underarmor warmgear longsleeve shirt and another longsleeve over that. I had a skull cap hat with a pair of lululemon light gloves, plus North Face long run pants.

-dm

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