The air was full of water this morning. At 41 degrees with a cold easterly breeze, I opted for mittens on the 1st half of the two hour workout. I warmed enough to discard them for the 2nd half. At first I thought I might avoid getting overly wet because it wasn’t technically raining. But it wasn’t long before I realized the air was wet and I was soaked through by the time I hit 3.5 miles.
The breeze turned into wind when I made the turn back into town. I chose the highway this morning in order to run on a smooth surface – so the workout was two out and backs. I felt pretty good today. At 30:15 I hit 3.5 and made the turn for the first hour. The pace going back increased despite the wind and I was back at the house in 28:15 for an average 8:22 pace for 7 miles. The 2nd hour was at a quicker tempo and I got in another 8.5 before my time ran out. Average pace of 7:15 for that half. Total = 15.5 @ 7:45.
Looking forward to an easy 60 minutes tomorrow w/Eric.