monday (12/13) pm "run": 4.05 miles, 41:47 (avg pace 10:19), 26*
the pace is incredibly skewed thanks to needing a pitstop. i had to squeeze the cheeks and shuffle for about a mile until i made it to the "woods" (two trees on the side of the road). i found a reason to like winter running.
you may not believe it, but i was selected for "art visions"--
a special art class for the 'gifted and talented' in elementary school.
why i can appreciate winter running:
less daylight. two trees on the side of the road can be considered "secluded".
downside to winter running:
pit stops are awfully cold on the cheeks.
tuesday (12/14) mid-day run: 6.15 miles, 50:22 (avg pace 8:11), 30* ("feels like" 18-22)
on monday night i decided i'd run during lunch tuesday. i was late for work because i forgot my running shoes and had to turn around. while
anyway. i went for a lunch run with 3-miles tempo. i am definitely better at tempo during daylight than in the evenings.
right around 1-mile i almost got hit by a firetruck turning into the fire station. all i could think about was how some people use "firetruck" as a substitute for a shorter version of the word. i also had the cold-weather runny-nose going on which i'm sure they found attractive.
yes there was a guy sprawled out in the back window like that.
i continued on, and after 2-miles i picked up the pace. about a quarter-mile into the tempo portion i glanced at garmin and saw i was running a 7:09. firetruck! yeah that was my mile repeat pace a few weeks ago, not sure i should start out a tempo run at the same speed. slowing down was not a problem though.
eventually i arrived back at work where i sort-of rinsed off in the newly discovered shower and dried off with the quality paper towels provided. i'm thinking my secret santa from jill's gift exchange could send a bottle of abercrombie or hollister perfume. i'll just pour it all over the floor of my cubicle like they do at the mall, everyone loves that subtle smell.