Just got back from my first long run post-marathon. The idea of easing back into training was just too appealing. Technically, I was going to wait until next weekend to kickoff training again, but I was kind of bummed about not thinking to sign up for a Turkey Trot before Thanksgiving Eve. So, I ate cereal and watched Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on the TV, like a normal American. Then, regretted not running. I was already feeling gross, add the one day a year you're supposed to overeat and let's just say it really wasn't pleasant. So, I decided to run this afternoon.
When did it turn into winter running?! I know I haven't done a long run in 3 weeks, but wow! I
went out in capris, a shirt and a long sleeved shirt thinking I'd be too
hot! The weather said windy and cloudy, hence why I came back with my
entire body wind burned. In hindsight, running by the Brooklyn waterfront
probably wasn't a good plan either. But it was all worth it. I went out planning on doing 6, but felt so good I did 7. YaY!
Time to start thinking like a winter runner.
What do you do differently for your winter long runs?