Jesus, it's cold out. I hate it. It's like 27 degrees out, but so windy that it feels like it's 18, at best. The wind just hurts the face. I had planned on simply running a basic 6-7 miles to start the week and get the legs moving after the weekend off. However, after being outside for about a minute, I decided to run a fast 7 miles so I could get the hell back inside as fast as possible. I'm actually not kidding either. I only ran fast so I could get it done asap. The only thing I ate today was a banana at about 8:15 this morning. Hence, the zero fuel. I need to eat, but my fat ass is on a major diet for the foreseeable future. I can dramatically improve my running by losing about 15 lbs.
7 miles in 51:18 total. I was moving pretty good, considering the conditions. It's about a 7:18-7:19/mile pace. I race considerably faster than that, up to the half. My Goal Marathon Pace, or GMP, will be 6:30-6:40/mile as I work up a little longer and do some more fast workouts.
Tomorrow, it is supposed to be a bit warmer, but the wind may still suck. I am running a nice long run of 15-16 miles, hopefully around 6:45/mile pace.