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Week 2 Intermediate 5K program

My total miles were 16.1 this week, which is not great. I planned to run 7 miles yesterday but I left all of my cold weather gear in the dryer at home. I tried to run in a singlet and a nylon vest, running shorts, running hat and cotton gloves. It was about 40 degrees out before accounting for wind chill.

As I ran across the Longfellow Bridge and the wind off of The Charles blew under my shirt, I quickly decided I would try for 5K instead of the 7 miles. That would still be okay.

As I ran along The Esplanade it became clear that I was woefully under dressed for the conditions and started looking for the 1.25 mile marker on my watch. I decided a 2.5 mile out and back was all I could manage. I have the Mill Cities Relay on Sunday and did not want to get sick.

I definitely need to buy more winter running clothes soon. A few years ago I gathered enough clothing for one really cold run. If those items do not make it through the laundry cycle I do not have enough clothes for my next cold weather run.

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Have a great weekend and run well my friends!

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5 responses to “ Intermediate 5K Program”

  1. sarahnaut Avatar

    I too need more warmer running gear. I need more of everything actually. My shorts are getting a little shoddy.

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Good excuse to go shopping. And running clothes are even practical!

  2. smellingthehoneysuckle Avatar

    omg 16 miles isn’t great – Im screwed!!

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      LOL. We all run at different levels. There are people who run 50 miles per week, every week. As long as you are enjoying yourself that’s whats important.
      Thanks for the comment.

  3. da-photography Avatar

    I need some warmer tights – my regular ones are getting a little chilly… brrr!