Poignant Irrelevance

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

temperature at start of tonights run:
-22 F
-25 mph wind
-'feels like' temp: 4 degrees F

brrrr. i wore long underwear type pants, with running pants over them. i wore a long sleeved thermal running shirt, and a shirt sleeved running shirt over that. then a warm wicking hoodie over that. plus: gloves, hat, mask.

Distance: 5.69 miles, 48:54

before run

this might be my coldest run ever! sweet. the big toe on my right foot was numb for the first 1/2 mile. everything eventually warmed up except one certain area. uh umm. there must be a solution to that; it was the sole reason i would define the run as somewhat uncomfortable despite feeling warm in most areas.

i have had a craving for soup and rice lately (not necessarily together). this is somewhat odd because i'm not a soup guy (rarely have it), and i rarely have rice! i had soup for lunch and i just made some brown minute rice with grilled chicken breast--southwestern flavor. i don't think the rice was fluffy enough; no i do not know how to make good minute rice. ha.

i'm up about 3 or 4 solid pounds from my average marathon-training weight. i find that i'm eating about the same as i was during training, but running 25-30 miles/week instead of 45. i've been tracking my food for the past few days to see where i stand. i've been eating about 2,000 to 2,200 calories; 15% / 70% / 15%, fat / carbs / protein.

not enough protein by a long-shot (around 85-90 grams). i bought some protein shakes at work but still having trouble making myself have 1 or 2 during the day.

it should come as no surprise that i've been having trouble lifting consistently. i lifted twice last week and have not lifted so far this week. bah! must, keep, up, the fight.

i need to write out my goals again. winter goals, and some long-term goals. i find it really helps when i complete the physical act of writing goals down on paper, even if i contemplate them in my mind frequently. do it, write a couple out eh?

chad recently posted some running book suggestions
. go check 'em out some time. i'm currently reading Running with the Buffaloes. i had never heard of it before; its very good so far! it motivated me run on monday night, but on tuesday i was too tired from reading motivational anecdotes and had to go to bed early. heh.

after run


  • my feet always get numb under 20 degrees!! props to you. that is cold!!!

    By Anonymous Audrey, at 5:45 AM  

  • I can't believe you've already had such cold temps already! It's only been below freezing by a degree or two a couple of times so far this season.

    Try subbing chicken broth for water sometimes when you make rice, it make it just a bit more flavorful. Also, don't stir it while the water is cooking off and just fluff at the end!

    By Blogger Rae, at 1:07 PM  

  • wait, you typed "-22"...does that mean it was negative 22 degrees? or was the hyphen merely for bullet purposes?

    either way, that's way too nippy for these bones of mine.

    By Blogger lainb, at 7:44 PM  

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