This morning's temperature was a balmy -14 degree Celsius with winds at 39 km\hr which brought the temperature down to -23 degrees. For those who don't know metric, I'll translate.....it was fucking cold and windy. Perfect for a light jog. Yesterday's rain turned to ice and the streets were like a skating rink. Fortunately Christmas came early and Tammy gave me my presents. One was Yaktrax which worked perfect.
I pretty much ran a regular speed despite the road conditions. However I did feel a little sore in my back and knees as the steel coils aren't as cushioning as the shoes itself.
The other item was new wind briefs which is a must in this weather. It worked like a charm but I think if I was doing a two hour run, I would have to double up.
I headed out at 5:30 am and ran east for one kilometer and then north, straight into the wind. Many times I wondered why I wasn't inside riding my bike. I ran into the wind for two straight kilometers and then turned west onto Major Mackenzie where on the south side, there is a subdivision but on the north sides there just farmer fields and the wind just whips along. I ran just under 10 km in one hour and totally ignored the run workout on the schedule as I was just content to get the damn run in.
PS: Weight this morning was 177.6. Down three pounds in one day. Now if I can only do that for ten days in a row all my problems would be solved. Well at least race related problems