Inspired by Swanscot I decided to go out nice and early and see some frost!!! Ha ha.
Got to the car - flat tyre, so had to do a quick wheel change before I even left the town. By then the temperature had climbed from 2 degrees to 5, so goodbye frost. Also by the time I had got to my allocated run spot and parked up the sun had stopped shining too - double grrr!
I made a conscious decision to do a slow and easy run - trying not to aggravate any of my achy bits and get to the end of it not hurting too much.
So I ran into the very brisk wind (for a southern softie!!!) and proceeded at what I thought was a slow plod, freezing my butt off!!! I finally managed to warm up and came to the end of Laura's stamina podcast just in time for my 5 mintue cool down back to the car.
Boy - it is a different game running in cold weather though , I can feel my joints complaining - and one big drawback of having an ample butt is that once it gets cold it is like an inverse storage heater and takes ages to warm up!!!!
Back home on RunKeeper I mapped my run and was very suprised that I had run 4 K and managed to increase my speed by 1.5 mph's!!!!
So there you go - it seems that I am improving my speed even after I had, half way round the run decided to stop giving two hoots about my speed and just enjoy the fact I am actually running!!!!
There must be a lesson there somewhere.......