Well, so much for warm weather. I can barely type my hands are so cold. I went out for my easy 5 miler in shorts and a t-shirt and was met with some cold and some wind. I knew it would be cooler, but thought I would be ok running and I wasn't expecting the wind.
They always say (I don't know who they are,, but they are stupid I now know) that you should dress for a 20 degree difference when running. This means, the thinking is that if it's 40 out, dress like it's 60. If it's 50 degrees, dress like it's 70. I now realize that since I am more of a warm weather guy, I need to change that down to like 10 degrees difference. I was freezing from the start to the end.
I did still get my easy 5 miles in. I ran at about 8:22/mile pace for the 5 miles. I had planned on more of a pace around 8:30-8:40/mile, but the cold weather had me moving to get done. I had to actually tell myself most of the time to stay slower, so I wouldn't just run fast to get done.
Tomorrow, in better clothing, mile repeats! I am hoping to do 4-5 mile repeats after a warm up. I will go between 2 and 2:30 rest periods between each. I want to be at like 6:20ish per repeat, but I don't know what will happen as I am doing the repeats on the road, not track. Also, I am including a little up and downhill so I can really tax my body.