Friday, February 01, 2013

Frozen Face

Did the first mile of this route and decided on the spot to do some speed work since I wasn't going very far. After about 50 yards I decided speed work sucked and I'd just carry on at my own pace as I saw fit. Which means I went slow.

There was some light snow in the air as I started but by the end of the run the sun was out in full force. Nothing too exciting about today's run except for my security project which appears to have turned out some nice results. No evidence I can use to convict but at least it's a start. Outside of that, the run was just another run with plenty of stop/start sessions to clear the branches off the trail from the recent high winds.

Temps were freezing. No, literally, it was 32F out. Wind was moderate thanks to the trees but strong enough to feel it. Had light snow flurries for the first mile and strong sun for the last mile. In between was overcast.

Aches and Pains:
None really. Paid special attention to running like a gazelle through Warren's Hole  but outside of that things were fine. Although I did need to pee twice which was kind of odd. But it didn't hurt so I didn't worry.

Wore T-Star shorts with pants and more shorts over them. Wore a thermal shirt, short sleeve shirt, and wind breaker. Wore a winter hat and gloves. Took along my GoPro along with the steadicam to dork around and play with while I ran.

Codename - Frozen Face
I don't know why I didn't think about it before, but thanks to an online community I read, I was educated that I could wear shorts over my pants. Like a dumbass it's taken me years to learn this simple trick to keeping my frank and beans warm. Just wish I could find a way to keep my cheeks warm. The ones on my face.

Splits were all over the place due to photos, bathroom breaks, and clearing the branches from the trail.
Mile 1 - 14:06
Mile 2 - 16:19
Mile 3 - 15:41
Mile 4 - 12:13
Finish - 58:20

1 comment:

Lauren said...

These pictures are tremendous! Would love to run those trails. I've had the frozen face thing before. I decided next time I run when there a chance of snow, I'm wearing one of those ski masks that have holes for the eyes and mouth.