I feel cold.
I have started to try getting my runs in outside, now that the light is allowing me to do so after work. I’m going to try and keep my runs “unplugged” for the most part, and not worry about what my Garmin is telling me my pace is, my distance is, etc. I have routes that I have run countless times, so I know the distance. I want to get more in touch with my perceived exertion verses, I need to run this pace. I used to get into the funk of “this feels really hard” only to look down and see my pace was actually really slow. That would create such a mental road block for me and would make that days particular run drag that much more.
I read Matt Fitzgerald’s Run: The Mind Body Method of Running by Feel and while I don’t think the content was particularly earth shattering it sparked the idea for me to attempt to go by feel. I’m going to try and more more time based running into my routine vs. distance based. I’m not saying anything in particular, or maybe I am, but this is a topic they throw out a lot on the Ultrarunner Podcast from time to time.
So far I like it.
Also today was still cold and my lungs have not dealt with cold running for a long time.