Route: Down, along the creek to Lake Harriet, and then back home along the bikeway. According to Strava, I have done this route before, but not often and it's been a while.
Weather: It was 15* and 5mph winds when I started, crazy sunny, and warmed up throughout the run. I wore
- Fleece lined tights
- Wool Socks+sock liners
- Long sleeve shirt
- 1/4 zip
- My new red sweatshirt
- Ear warmer band, gloves
Execution: Once I started running I didn't look at my watch once. I kept it slow, but apparently not too slow considering the heart rate. I did keep it mildly aggressive on the hills. Even on 40th up to Park Ave. I hate that hill. But all my races this year have mighty hills. I was proud of myself for getting this done, and even more proud of myself when I realized the actual mileage versus my goal.
Nutrition: I had a bowl of yogurt before I left for the run. I didn't carry food or water with me. That was okay, but this is about the limit of not bringing food and water on a run. I was crazy thirsty when I got back.
Bonus: Everyone else was out today too. I saw walkers, runners, bikers, hockey, and broom ball. I didn't even know we did the outside broom ball.