I was hoping to do a 10K today but ended up completing 8.5K of which about 1/2K was warm up/cool down so I really ran 8K. My ankle has been doing so well in the past week that I thought I can try for the 10K. The weather today was sunny but cold -10C or 14F and although I was sure I will be too cold, I wasn't! I tried my new Adidas jacket for winter running and loved it. Neither over- nor under- dressed, I felt perfect running in the near by forest and then along the St-Laurent river. My pace was 7:15/K, my HR under 75% of my max, no problem breathing, I felt like I can go for 20K not just the planned 10K... it's just that my stupid Achilles started hurting and since I am being careful to not aggravate the injury, I stopped at 8.5K. All good, though, I am still happy. I was actually feeling down this morning... I am not sure why, it's probably the winter... I hate January.. I mean, WHO loves January? Christmas is over, spring is far away and then February is around the corner (which in Montreal is the COLDEST month of the year)... so no wonder I was feeling the blues.. but the RUN took care of my moody mood (can I say that?) ... don't you love the fact that we have such fast acting medicine at our disposal without prescription :) ... feeling blue - go for a run... feeling frustrated - go for a run... feeling stressed - go for a run... your teen driving you crazy- go for a run (with the teen if possible) ...
Happy running to all!
Coastal Trail Series Marathon - Dorset (2016)
8 months ago