It was cold, really cold! It didn’t take me long to get right into the race just to warm up. I had started my watch but was looking forward to seeing my mile splits and pace on the cardiotrainer app on my phone. Running with these statistics immediately is new to me.
Mile one – I felt great, it was quiet in the neighborhood and out onto the main road. Felt pretty warm with the exception of my exposed knees. The sun was nice.
Mile two – This part of this route is always a little nerve wracking (but fast),with the dog since its narrow and the sidewalks don’t begin until I hit the village about half way. Not many people seemed to be out this early so it was relatively uneventful.
Mile three - A glance at my watch told me I was doing pretty well, Legs felt great in the cold. Any aches or little pains I usually get seemed to be nonexistent due to the cold. The hill during this mile felt pretty good since I was more warmed up than when I usually hit it. The people who were out and about smiled and waved, seeming surprised about a woman in stripped socks I suppose.