Doesn’t that beanie make me look all serious about this?
The run was amazing. Wearing gloves and the beanie kept me warm, but breathing cold air and being able to cool off made me feel like I was running slow, even when I was running faster than my intended pace. Did the whole thing (3.5mi) in 39:29, which is an unprecedented 11:20 pace. My splits are a little estimated (I ran my old 5k route, modified to tack on a half mile, and had to go by ‘this driveway’ and ‘that clump of trees’. Not a satisfactory level of precision, but regardless of how I slice the pie, it was a smaller pie than last time.
Hopefully if I keep this up, I’ll be a smaller Don than previously. You can tell I’m serious about it. Look at my serious face.