Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's called the ICEMAN for a reason

Last night was a busy night, but I just had to squeeze a run in. So when I got home from work, I changed into running clothes and pushed out the door. I only had a short time before people were showing up at my house, so I stuck a note to the front door and chose a 2.5 mile route. Then, I ran like I had no time. I pushed the pace quite a bit for my out-of-shape-feeling legs. 2.5 miles in about 19:30 – that’s a 7:48 pace. It felt really hard, but it felt good.

It’s been tough to find the time to ride or run these past few weeks. But I really need to prioritize keeping my endurance up for the Iceman.

I got an email yesterday with race information updates, and it was signed “Keep riding and think snow!” Yes…keep riding. I should do that. ;)

And also…I know this is the ICE-man not the WARM-man or even the MUD-man. I should welcome snow as part of the experience. But really, I’d be fine with 50 degree F weather and nice dry, packed trail! I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

On that note, too, I need to figure out what I’m going to wear. I don’t own any cycling tights or much warm weather gear. Any suggestions for inexpensive cold weather tights, gloves, etc. would be appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. We often wear insport long tights under our bike shorts and long sleeved compression shirts under our jerseys when it is cold. Dunham's usually has the tights really cheap in the men's department...hope that helps a little.