I laid out all my running gear to run Knight Flight for Humanity race that Lance Collins posted on our Houston Running Bloggers Board. But it was not to be. I set the alarm for 5:30. I got up at 6:50. A slight disconnect. The drive would have taken about an hour. Bummer. Undaunted, I still put my gear on and went outside to run my 5K course twice.
Temp: 49 F
Mile 1: 9:52
Mile 2: 9:24
Mile 3: 9:29
Mile 4: 10:29 ITB pain - pulled over to stretch
Mile 5: 10:06 ITB pain - pulled over to stretch
Mile 6: 10:10*
0.2 Miles: 0:54*
Total elapsed time: 1:00:27
Total Kayano XI miles: 9.3
* I don't think I hit the split at the correct location. I doubt I could have ran the last 0.2 miles in 54 seconds. Although I did pick up the pace during the last mile.
The weather was cold enough that I barely sweated. I did not feel fatigued or tired, just refreshed. Too bad the right knee keeps bothering me.
Despite the long sleeved shirt, I never felt warm enough during the run. The hands felt cold all the way. I think I need to get some gloves to keep them warm.
One upside to being cold, the long hot shower afterwards felt divine.