Today was my trial run. My goal was to run 10-12 miles to see if I can pull off running the Hangover Half on 1/1/11. I did it! I made it 10 miles and was just too cold to keep going so I walked the last 1.65 miles home. I was never far from my house so for a change I did not take my phone, but I was really wishing for my phone at the 10 mile marker because I would have called ADP to pick me up. Instead, I booked it and walked the rest of the way home at (according to Garmin) a 12:22/mi pace. Like I said, I was cold!
About being cold... I was dressed just fine for the day and then the sun dipped behind the trees and I got cold. Not only did I get cold, I had not run outdoors since before Thanksgiving so some muscles were working when they weren't used to so I just gave up at mile 10. I am OK with the run. I am surprised at how well it went considering I have not really had a long run outside in so long.
I leave you with this thought for tonight (even though I know we are underdogs):