We had a cold front move through the region yesterday and I thought that I would do a run last night with a stiff north wind blowing. When I started my run, the air temperature was at 57 degrees and by the time I had finished, the temperature had dropped to 55 degrees. With the windchill, it actually felt like 44 degrees or so during my run. I decided to run in long compression pants with shorts and a long sleeved compression top worn with a tech fit running shirt over that. I decided to play it safe and wore running gloves as well. Yes, I probably looked a little weird, but I was determined to stay warm! To finish my ensemble, I wore a tight fitting ball cap with an attached light on the brim.
I had decided that I wanted this to be an easy run. I really did not want to do a speed run, where I try to do a PR (personal record) each and every time I run one of my speed runs, instead, I wanted something a little more leisurely. I wanted to try and stay at a pace of 11:30 to 11:45 minutes per mile. when you look at the stats below, you can see that I actually finished the run at a pace of 11:35 so I accomplished that part of the goal. It was the distance goal I set of 4.5 miles that surprised me. I actually finished with a distance of 6.58 miles! I ran my first 10K distance last night and I am excited about that. Now that I have broken that barrier, I plan on trying for that distance at least once a week. Now it's time to break the time for that distance and really get going on training.
Here are the stats for my run last night:
|The stats for my first 10K+ distance.|
|Split times for my first 10+ distance.|