The other night when I was too warm I wore three thin layers. One of the layers were from the most recent Turkey Trot. Its a long sleeve technical shirt but is super thin. I was super hot and sweaty and the shirt just clung to me (it was my base layer) but I assumed it was because I overdressed for the weather. This morning, in a 17 degree run (with the windchill) about three miles into it I noticed the same thing. I wasnt too hot or too cold ... but my base layer was sopping wet and clinging to me. Just great.
I also had a feeling that my shoes had met their final miles before the run, but this morning confirmed it. By the end of the run I felt like I was running without any support. The balls of my feet felt every step and are actually sore now, a few hours later. I wasnt sure if these shoes were going to make it much longer but didnt want to buy a new pair before Miami. I also have some confusion with my next shoe - the next model just came out this month and is really expensive. I cant seem to find the old model (what I am currently wearing) anywhere in my size. There were a few changes to the new model. It doesnt seem like the right time to try out a new shoe, physically or financially. But Im not sure that a) I can find my old shoe or b) that I even want another pair of that shoe anyway.
So I'm gonna pitch the "technical shirt" because it has now failed me twice, thats an easy decision. But what to do about the shoes I just dont know!
Time:1:48:05   Distance:9.57mi   Pace:11:18
10 11:50 (pacing)
We actually ran with our pace group for about 6.5 miles and then ditched them. The first couple of miles were led by the infamous 11:00 pacer that paces at 11:30. We then took some turns rotating and thats where the time picked up. Mile 5 included a turn-around in which our whole group had to walk (for what felt like forever) to drink some water. If we are all carrying water why cant everyone just drink as they run? Whats the point then? Anyway, for 1/2 of mile 6 and all of mile 7 we jumped up with the 10:30 pace group (which appears to have been running 11:00) and then we were on our own for the last two.
Our intention was to run a mile out and a mile back to make it 10, but we actually got to a part of the path (along the lake) that was so frozen there was no way to get through it. We ended up turning around a bit early and headed back. We stopped a little bit early because we hit an area with numerous stoplights and figured there was no point keeping the clock going for a bunch of running/walking/stopping/waiting. Total distance was a bit short of 10, but more than the 8 everyone else did ... so I think we did allright ;)