Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Is it Just ME?

Is it just me or is it hard to breathe when it is cold outside? Now I know 45 degrees isn’t THAT cold but I could not catch my breath today. I hit 5 Mile Drive with AN the RB for a nice 4.5 mile run and we could see our breath. I was winded the entire way.

Could. Not. Catch. My. Breath.

I guess it could be all those days off I have had…either way it was an ok run, which I will take over no run any day!

Tomorrow calls for a tempo run, which I loathe. SO I have decided to hit the hills for some more interval training. I found a pretty good (as in terrible and totally sucky) hill that will be great for tomorrow. The plan is 8x400 at 5k pace so since it will be a steep incline I am going to shoot for my fast ones to be between 1:55 and 2:105. That would be about 9 min/miles. We will see how it goes! I am just happy to be back in the saddle again!

Today I am grateful for:
A run on 5 Mile Drive with minimal raccoon sightings.
A new car battery! Yay for not being stranded!
Awesome Halloween drawings and art work from my Little Buddy.
A short but sweet mid afternoon nap!

Run Happy Peeps!!


  1. It WAS cold today! And it got dark soooo fast. :(

  2. It was WARM on my mid day run...so weird. Good luck with the HILLS.. UGH!!

    Last SPEEDY run tomorrow before Race day.. Not sure I did enough speed work but alas nothing I can do now..

    Did you see my Giveaway?? TRying to keep track..

  3. Love dem hills!!! Naps are so nice!!

  4. I haven't run in very cold weather yet so I don't know yet if I will have trouble breathing.

    A few years ago I ran too and did that during autumn/winter and I remember that I was running outside one day and saw that it was 23 degrees. It was cold but I remember loving it too.

  5. Nope -- not just you!! I have a hard time breathing in cold weather; I have exercise-induced asthma and cold weather really aggravates it. My allergist tells me it is because the cold makes your breathing passages spasm just like they do from the asthma so I get double the fun (or wheezing). Aren't I lucky? ;)

  6. This is my first real winter of running and I've been out in a few 30 degree days. I've noticed my lungs hurt as well and it is definitely tougher to breathe. Maybe you build up a tolerance to cold air and it gets easier! That's the theory I'm going with..lol!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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