Sunday, January 30, 2011

Suck it up Buttercup Virtual Race Report

Michel over at Baby Weight My Fat Ass is hosting a virtual 5k, Suck it up, Buttercup! for the month of January. I somehow missed when she first posted this, but came across it last night. We have an upcoming 10k next weekend (Super Sunday 5k/10k in South Boston), but I haven't been running outside because of the cold. I thought it would be a perfect chance for me to reunite with the pavement and get my mind/body back out running in the cold.

It was 25 degrees when I left the house at 8:45. It took me about a half mile to really warm up - those first 5 minutes my face was COLD! I had on 3 layers on top, and put shorts on over my running tights for some extra warmth. I have issues running with a winter hat becuase of the ponytail factor (I need to get one of those ones with the hole in it!) so I was wearing my winter headband over my ears/forehead.

The 5k I did today is probably one of my favorite routes to take around here - I've done it 100s of times, it's a good mix of hills, and it never feels too far. Today it took me a little longer than usual, since I was darting the snow and ice. My time was 31:09 and I'm happy with that!

I felt great the whole time. This was just what my mind needed - I just couldn't take even the thought of running on the treadmill today, and it helped me to feel more confident for the 10k next weekend (outside!).

Happy Running!

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing wrong with that time! Great job getting out in the cold and putting in the miles, you're going to do great next weekend.