Colder weather, faster runner

Posted: November 5, 2011 in cardio

Wow! Running outside in cooler weather…AMAZING! I am uber jealous of you Northerners, because we only get a handful of beautiful days like this.  I’m usually running a squiggly path as I dive from tree shade to tree shade.  If I had weather like this all the time I’d be a sub-3 marathoner! Ahhh haha!  Nope that’s totally not true…but I would be a happy girl! <p> </p>

Today’s run was 5 miles and I was very happy with that distance.
The splits:
– Mile 1 – 10:06
– Mile 2 – 9:31
– Mile 3 – 9:59 (small walk break here to text husband)
– Mile 4 – 9:13
– Mile 5 – 8:35
– Total 47:24

The tunes:
– I started the run and my Pandora automatically was on the “Usher” channel.  I enjoyed some smooth R&B for the first part of my jog.  I also enjoyed “Duces”, “Bottoms Up”, and that Shawty snaps song. 🙂  For the last 1.5 I went back to my usual Britney Spears Pandora and I firmly believe that accounts for my speed increase.

The style:
I rocked two of my birthday presents today.  My new Livestrong Nike shoes and my Livestrong Nike capri tights. I love my tights!

My husband laughed when he gave me all the birthday gifts, because he knew even with Coach and Michael Kors in the mix, I would still love my Livestrong tights the best. And it’s true.  I’m totally “sporty spice.”
I also rocked my checker headband from Claire’s circa 1991. They just don’t make them like this anymore! 🙂

Yup, kinda scary.

I’m off to fuel up with a banana and get some chili in the crockpot.  Also Kyle & I may be adding a new kitten to the house today.  We are going to visit one we like at a rescue today. Wish us luck!

I also want to give a shout out to all my friends and fellow bloggers tearing up the roads in Savannah at the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon: Michelle, Maia, Julie, Meghann, Megan C, Kelsey, and Tina

What kind of exercise did you get today?

Love and gorgeous weather, 
Carissa & Kyle

  1. Alexis says:

    Thats what I miss about PA most is having nice weather to do the long runs. Even when I go back in the summer the mornings are still cool enough that you dont die LOL

  2. I agree about weather around 75 degrees … however once it starts going south of that I can't handle it! The high the other day here was 38 … that's the signal it's time to hit the treadmill lolGreat run!

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