Planned: 50-60 minutes, easy.
Actual: Big fat zero, zonk..
Honestly not sure what happened here. Maybe the race caught up with me; maybe I'm underfueled. But in any case I couldn't manage to get up at 5AM to get the run going, and then work was just too busy. By 5pm I was dragging; by the time the baby was asleep and I zombie-walked through the dishes, I just decided to call it.
Planned: 40-60 minutes, easy,
Actual: 56 minutes (11:15)
The weather here in Northern Utah has been unseasonably warm, which is creating a total #firstworldproblem for me. I always wear my reflective jacket when I'm out in the dark; it's a bright neon yellow reflective shell with wide reflective strips. The delicate piping on most gear doesn't strike me as enough protection, and I have too much going on to have time to get hit by a car. I also have headlamp and two handhelds as I like to see where I'm going and don't have the best night vision.
Nerding it up, yes. Anyhow, the trouble is that at 40 degrees (in #$%^ing February!) it is not warm enough to wear the jacket alone over a sports bra, but putting it over a shirt means sweating to death. At least I'm a visible ball of grossness, but honestly, if this weather continues I'll have to find a harness instead of a jacket.
Planned: 70-90 minutes, easy; strength program.
Actual: 72 minutes (10:20); completed strength program
Hey, look at that! I hit a respectable-for-me easy pace! I ran along the mostly flat trails up on the bench, and the loop I chose happened to be seven miles. I'd hoped, initially, to run closer to 90 minutes but I didn't get out of work quickly enough and eventually just wanted to come home.
Planned: 50-60 minutes, easy
Actual: 57 minutes (11:14)
5:30 AM start again. It was a nice morning for a run, and I'm feeling a bit more confident running in the dark. Near the end of my run I saw two charming gentlemen also decked out in headlamps and handheld lights; they shouted hello and I was warmed by their greeting and by our light-up fellowship.
Planned: 105-120 minutes, easy
Actual: 112 minutes (11:06)
Apparently my body's new thing is to have no speed but maintain nearly perfectly even splits (11:16, 11:16, 11:20, 11:06, 10:58, 11:18, 10:55, 10:54, 11:22, 10:40) for ten miles. I really have no idea how I managed just over (just!) two hours for a half in September. But the run was easy, with no pain or tightness, and I wrapped it up with a strength workout with my toddler as a coach: ONE, TWO, FOUR, FIVE SIX SE'EN AYCH NINE TEN.
Total Mileage: 27.3