I have really struggled with adapting to the colder air. My legs have been cold making it difficult to run and keep running and that cold air whooshing into my lungs not pleasant. I consider myself fairly hardy - and not easily defeated. I have been looking up thermal running trews - but it is not payday yet!
I have done couple of speedy shorter runs mid week - but wanted to do a solid 10k this morn. Nearly goldilocks weather - beautiful sunshine, very little breeze and not quite as cold as in the week. So i carefully layered up - three light weight tops, gloves and two pairs of running leggings.
I set off with my mate who is speedy gonzlez - and had me cracking along at sub 6.5 kilometres. Not my usual slow 7.5- it felt good and buzzy - but there was no way I could sustain it. So on the canter back i reigned it in to 7.5 a kilometre. Finished 10k in 1 hr 14 mins - one min off my previous time. Near the last couple 100 meters found I had spare energy in my legs and found energy for a v fast sprint finish - but was nearly sick as a result. Total distance 10.5k 1hr and 16 mins. Feel reasonably satisfied with that as long run time as I start to build up distance. But my running vanity wants to go faster.......
Happy running everyone