Monday, December 21, 2009

On This Darkest Day

The sun was obscured by a thick blanket of clouds on what is already the shortest day of the year, making for a somewhat dark setting for a run on an already cold and blustery afternoon. There is often a Zen-like quality to days like this for reasons that are hard to put into words. Perhaps this was also aided by my Garmin's battery being drained, and I ran without a true quantitative measure of my pace and I simply went by feel.

And the pace simply came with what felt comfortable, no doubt slow at first, but quickened as the run went along and the muscles warmed up. The hills are pretty big and rollercoaster-like on this route, making for a fun run that was challenging at times, especially when the wind was colliding head-on. Good run, and now it's time for the sun to start reclaiming the days from now until June.

Ran 7.5 miles @ ~7:50/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Very hilly.
Mid to upper 20s, overcast, very windy.
Asics-GT-2140, long pants, reflective vest, fleece jacket, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.



'Hurray', our friend the SUN is on his way back :]

Blaine Moore said...

I ran yesterday morning and there was plenty of sun, thankfully.