Wednesday 11.0 miles/1:39:00/9:00 pace
I had Garmin issues this morning (it just wouldn't turn on) so at 5:15 I had to make the quick decision to just take my watch and run for time. For ease of calculation I went with an estimated 9:00 pace, which seemed reasonable, and just ran. I did 4 miles with Zach on his usual early morning loop, which I finished in 36:40 (9:10 pace). This seemed right since I am usually nice and slow the first mile this early in the morning - like 9:45, then speed up from there. Then I looped through the streets for the next 30 minutes since it was still dark out, then got on the trail for the next 35 minutes or whatever. It was great just to get out and run. No looking at the pace, no worrying about being too fast or too slow, just running. I still would not trade my Garmin 205 for anything but it was kinda nice to leave it at home today. Definitely helped my "whoa girl, take it easy" thing. I may have been a bit long or short, but who cares. :)
After I got home I plugged the Garmin into its charger and plugged that into a different outlet, and it seemed to charge it up. I guess it was just dead? Which is weird because I swear I charged it all day and it said "battery charging complete." Wtf? Hopefully it was a fluke.
I got my run done this morning because we've got a cold front moving in with maybe some showers. Yay!! I do love cold temps for running but not so much the rain. But I do love this kind of weather- I am still a Montana girl at heart and the cold wind and dreary skies really bring me back. haha. I stood outside on the porch last night for a minute, it was about 50 ish, and just loved the feeling. We get wussy "winters" here in the Bay but I'll take it over sunny skies any day.
Proof I can hang in a real winter:
Yellowstone Park, March 2002