6.02 miles in 1 hour and 3 minutes in 27 degree weather. As much as I was nervous about this distance, it wasn’t bad at all. I felt good during it and could have kept going but I was running out of road. I had to do a loop a few times in one area to add up some mileage. Considering it was only 27 degrees out, I was comfortable. I did wear a light scarf so that I could tie it across my face when facing the wind and also so I could breate in some warm moist air. I had to do that a few times. I did order a buff today to wear around my neck so that I can also cover my ears on cold days. I did the 4 minute run/1 minute walk ratio with my timer.
So that was a big step in my process towards training for a half marathon. When I got back I had my ovaltine and milk and took a 15 minute cold water bath to help my legs. I feel good from the run. I have my usual and of the day fatigue, but I am not totally whipped from the run today. Next up on the agenda will be a 7 miler on Saturdy or Sunday, with a 30 minute/3 mile run at some time during the week. I am hoping the weather stays dry so I can get it in. Then I want to resume a 2 day a week – 30 minute run with my long run falling on the weekend because it is going longer than an hour so I can’t squeeze it on during a lunch hour.