It was my first winter weather running experience. Prior to last night I don't think I ever ran outside below 0 and definitely not with 15cm on snow on the ground. This was going to be
At 6:15pm we headed out and it was dark. I wore my headlamp for the first time!
|Ready for my run in the dark!|
It was about -9 outside, but with the windchill I think it was closer to -17! I definitely did not dress warm enough!! My neck and hands was so cold starting out. My legs and butt FROZE!! I know now it is possible to have freezing and burning legs at the same time!! It is a lot harder to run through the snow than on pavement. My quads were burning! I started to warm up around 2km into the run and it helped that we ran in a more sheltered area rather than on the exposed ridge.
I read the training schedule wrong (hey it's hard to read excel on a blackberry!) and instead of running 4k, we ran 5k! Opps!! As you can tell by the below stats, it was a slow run!
Lap 1- 7:39
Lap 2- 7:03
Lap 3- 7:14
Lap 4- 7:31
Lap 5- 7:00
Total Distance- 5.11km
Total Time- 37:26 min
Average Pace- 7:19min/km
After the run I was chilled to the bone! I took my pants off and my legs looked sunburned! I plopped myself in front of the fireplace, and drank hot chocolate to warm up. I guess I need to double layer on the bottom too.
Tonight we went back to the Chiropractor for more treatment. We brought our running gear so we could go straight to the Running Room for our run with our group. However, Mother Nature was not on our side and the road conditions prevented us from making it on time. It is still snowing and it is still treacherous out there. Honestly I wasn't that upset since it only feels like -22 with windchill outside. Brrrrr!
Instead I opted for the treadmill. First run inside for awhile.
Tomorrow- spin!! And car estimate...