Mostly when I start a run, I start by feeling a bit cool, then warm up as the run goes on. Today was one of those days in Calgary. It was quite warm, maybe -3 when I left work. It was maybe -5 to -8 when I got home, and about the same when I headed out for a run. It then got colder and windier. As the run went on, the fog thickened under the traffic lights. It was probably -15 with a wind when I got back, feeling distinctly chilled.
The run started feeling kind of clunky. I think I'm going to have to do something about my chair at work. My knees stiffen up, even though I'm getting up fairly often. The first K was slow, but my legs gradually warmed up. I think this is what Katie meant when she talked about gradually increasing speed. First time I've ever done it.
I was having a bit of a wireless adventure today. I was working last night when I went to bed, and wasn't this morning. Trying various restarts this morning didn't work. Putzing around with it for a while after work did the trick, but I don't know what I did that 'fixed' it.
Does anyone have good suggestions for marathon training books? I'm looking for something between "So you just started running and want to do a marathon, you fool", and "So you want to BQ". Not just a training plan, but all the other stuff that goes into a marathon. Thank you!
Time for bed. This marathon training is hard sledding.