Speed work was on tap for today! A 45 to 50 minute run with 8 x 1:00 hard/1:00 easy in the middle. The weather for my run today? Wasn’t looking so ideal. I checked wx.ca just before getting ready to head out over lunch and it was a whopping 0.1 deg C out there. Brr!! Despite the chilly temperatures I dressed in capris, a short sleeve tech tee and a long sleeve top. I’d rather be slightly underdressed than overdressed.
I took off on my warm up around the river and I was feeling really good. Maybe…just maybe…those good runs in Kelowna weren’t a fluke?? I ran into my teammate Kelly and we caught up quickly before we cooled down too much, then took off in opposite directions. As I continued on I could see little itty bitty flecks of white floating around in the air. Snow! While it was cool out I felt really comfortable. Maybe the cooler weather isn’t such a bad thing?
My intervals were amazing. I felt strong through all of them, each of them very close in pace. During my one minute easy bits I just slowed my run down, where as a few weeks ago I had to walk. Wow, it was amazing to have another really good run under my belt! In fact, my pace was the fastest it has been in a LONG time. So apparently the key to a successful run for me is inclement weather since my interval runs in the rain and the snow have gone so well.
And apparently I just needed an evening to relax last night. This evening I picked up paint, grocery shopped, made dinner and moved furniture around (with my brother’s help) to get my master bedroom ready for painting this weekend. Productive!!