Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spending some non-quality time with the treadmill

I hate to say it but winter has hit Charlotte early this year.  I was just getting used to fall and then all of a sudden we've been hit with temperatures in the 20's and things such as flurries, sleet, freezing rain.  All of which make it much more difficult for a novice runner to head outdoors.  I don't really consider myself that experienced or even remotely "hard core."  I'm still getting used to living somewhere other than Florida where it's perfect running weather year round.  

Last thursday I was able to run outdoors and ran 5 miles.  I found myself on the treadmill at the YMCA yesterday and today, churning out the same 5 miles a lot slower pace.  Yesterday I was able to use one of the new treadmills which allows users to remain on it for a full hour.  I took a bunch of walking breaks and finished 5.1 miles in 56:09 minutes.

Today I wasn't as lucky in my treadmill selection and had to restart the treadmill after my 35 minute work out.

3.32 miles in 35 minutes + 1.81 miles in 20 minutes =  5.13 miles in 55 minutes

The forecast for the rest of the week looks rainy and cold which means I'll probably have to do a couple of more runs indoors on the treadmill.  It's crazy to think that I'm crossing my fingers for temperatures in the high 30's so that I can still run outdoors.  Maybe these are all signs for me to invest in legitimate cold weather running clothes.

Things that I've been drooling over:
Brooks Running Utopia Thermal Hoodie 
lux layerOiselle Women's long sleeve LUX Layer

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