I did go out yesterday, but it did not go according to plan. I had extra layers on, and gloves, and I was still chuffing cold. The warm up walk was as fast as I could go, and I was glad to break into a run at the normal point. But - I couldn't do it. I wasn't too out of breath, but the run itself was nigh-on impossible. Now, six months ago I would have panicked and sulked ("I'll never be a runner ") but now I know better and that we all have bad runs occasionally blah blah blah.
I ran when I could and took walking breaks when necessary. As I ran I was trying to analyse where the problem was, and I narrowed it down to my right shin and left quad. Two thoughts occurred:
1) was it still pain from the swiss ball class, and had I stretched my muscles more than I'd realised, or
2) does the cold really affect how your muscles work, or was I using this as an excuse?
What do you reckon? Do you find it more difficult to run when it's very cold?