Saturday's long run was frigid cold. It was 7 degrees when I started and the wind chill was honestly brutal! My lips and cheeks were so red and chapped when I got done. I didn't wear a neck gator because I simply forgot what running in 7 degrees feels like.
Even with the wind and cold, I was still able to run a great 11.25 miles at 8:48/mile! I ran 7 miles with my running group and 4 miles solo. I pass this bridge often, but it's always dark, so I took the opportunity to take a photo at about mile 10. Actually, my phone was so cold, I couldn't see this picture because the screen was black. It still took a pretty decent picture though.
My marathon pace is 9:09/mile, so anything faster than that for my long run makes me pretty dang happy! I do have to figure out this chaffing thing though. I have been chaffing in all sorts of weird places - especially after my long runs.
Here's to hoping everyone has a great week ahead!