Sometimes a run doesn't feel good at first. I've had this happen several times. I take off running and something isn't quite right. Theres one little nagging issue that keeps trying to get you to throw in the towel and cut your run short.
Sunday morning (yesterday morning) I went out early for a long run. It was around 33° when I left the house and it was all drizzling from the night before. All the roads and side walks were soaked and freezing cold.
It hurt. It was as if I had never ran barefoot before. The cold wet ground kept my feet from warming up too much, thereby amplifying every little change in the running surface. It felt like I was running on crushed ice.
For those of you who might not know to much about me, here's 2 key bits of info about Chaser Williams.
1) I'm from Texas. It stays over 95° about 10 months out of the year here. I don't get to run in the cold all to often.
2) I don't like the cold. I would rather run in 100°+ temps than run on anything below about 60°
Now that you know this, you could imagine a rainy 33° run isn't my idea of a good time.
But I pushed thru the discomfort.
I was determined to run 15 miles.
I had a goal, and nothing short of getting ran over or the trots was going to stop me.
So I kept running.
At around 6 miles either my body adjusted, or the sun was finally warming the ground up, because my feet felt perfectly fine again!
The rest of the run was absolutely amazing! I felt great and probably could have gone on for another few miles afterwards!
I probably would have ran some more, but it seemed that every 4th or 5th house I passed was cooking bacon.
I'm not a huge bacon fan. Its good and all, I'm just not one of those guys that think bacon is the end all be all of the meat section of the food pyramid.
But when it's cold, and your already a little hungry because you haven't eaten yet, and the sun is just starting to light the road infront of you enough to be seen, bacon will break you.