I went outside this morning and said to myself, "Hey, it's nice out today." Then I looked at the temp on my phone and it said 31 degrees. F. I am starting to get used to cold weather and it's been so cold, that 30 doesn't feel bad.
I got out in a mix of sun and clouds this morning for a nice, easy 7 miler at a pace of about 7:50ish. I forget what my watch said at the end. It felt easy, and I didn't want to push it too much with my 12 miler looming tomorrow. For a fleeting moment in mile 7 today, I contemplated going the 12 miles today, but decided to wait until tomorrow. I need some more pre run fluids before a 12 miler.
This week is shaping up to be pretty strong, as long as I stick to the plan. Next week, I am going to throw in my first speed session in a long time. I am not sure if it's going to be 400m, 800m, or mile repeats. I will get back to you.
I was looking at my year in summary bar graph on Strava, the summer is pretty glaring. A little embarrassing, but I will look forward, not back. Here is the snapshot: