Last weekend I was able to get in my first two runs in shorts and I was running without a jacket a few times this week enjoying the sunny weather and double digit temperatures we were enjoying.
However, this morning as I prepared for my long run I faced sub zero temperatures and the possibility of rain. I planned to do my long run today since I am registered for the Ottawa Physio Race 10 km tomorrow and likely would not have time to get in the full distance, more on that later.
Although I managed to get in 29 km before it started raining hard, running into a strong headwind as I ran along the Ottawa River was almost enough to tempt me into cutting my run short on a couple of occasions.Hopefully the sun and warmer temperatures come back our way soon!
As I already mentioned, I am registered for a 10 km race tomorrow. It is the last of the three races I committed to doing before the Ottawa Marathon next month. It will be interesting to see how my legs hold up for the race as I havce just completed my longest week in terms of mileage so far in this training cycle, 100 km since I decided to do my long run today instead of tomorrow.
Fortunately tomorrow’s course is relatively flat, following the same course of the St Patrick’s Day 10 km race I did last month meaning the start line is just a few blocks from my house which is an added bonus. Watch for my race report tomorrow!