This morning’s first walk with Bennie was COLD, like 25*F cold according to our thermometer. That in my book is bundle up and wear hat and gloves kind of cold. Come January or February we will think that is a balmy day, but for now it is just cold.
By the time I got to my run about three hours later it had warmed up into the 40*F, but still had that nip to the air, so I wore my running pants and down running vest with gloves, which ended up being very good for the run. I didn’t break much of sweat even though I did try to keep it around 9:00 for the first two miles and then faded coming back up the hill.
I wore the Zephyrs with my Darn Tough merino wool socks and the fit was about perfect. I didn’t have that scrunching I usually feel on my feet with those socks on and the Ultraventures were the same while walking in them. So Topo and I are going to get very well acquainted this winter, because I do like to wear wool socks in the winter (gotta keep the tootsies warm)
Getting back to the run…the first two miles were actually really good and I could have picked up the pace a bit more if I had wanted to, but I also knew that I would have to contend with Stevens Hill on the way back and didn’t want to completely bonk going up it. The ribs only bothered towards the end when I sounded like an old leaky steam engine on its last legs going up Stevens Hill. That breathing too hard for the condition I actually am in.
Otherwise things are going pretty good and I think that I can almost run without thinking about the ribs on a flatter course. Maybe I will try Waterville at some point later in the week.
Good run, now to see how many rain drops I can miss on tomorrow’s run.