Wow. What a difference about 30 degrees can make! Let's compare today's run to Tuesday's run, shall we:
Miles Ran: 3.05 - 3.03
Time Ran: 37:37 - 38:37
Average Pace: 12:20 - 12:44
Temperature at the end of run: 44* - 12*
The fresh air was fabulous today! It was near ideal running weather and it seemed that everyone had the same idea that I did - get out there and enjoy it while it lasts! I was having a hard time motivating myself to get out the door this afternoon, but I knew that it's probably going to get cold again soon so I should soak this up. Besides, I am so sick of the track at the rec center. I get so bored that I stop and walk way more than I want to. When I run outside, I run all three miles without walking.
In the end, it was worth it. When I was done, I felt awesome, just like I always do. I mean, look how happy I am post-workout: