Well temps today were in the low teens with very little wind.
I decided to go for it. I went out with the intention of heading out 6.2 miles and then turning around. As I approached the 6.2 mile mark I thought about Kates recent blog and asked myself if I should check in on Dewey before turning around. That is exactly what I did. Once I reached Dewey I did take a short walking breather. From there I did pretty well up until the 11 mile mark. The cold air was beginning to work on my lungs as I headed into a slight breeze.
The final 2.1 miles were a wog. But I did it. 13.1 miles in 2 hrs 17 mins.
I will say that I quickly realized how spoiled I had gotten on the treadmill. The road works your body in a whole different way. So be sure to mix your future training with road work once conditions allow in your area.
I had ice rimming my glasses and hanging from my beard. Here's a picture that my wife took when I got home.
I was exhausted but man it felt good when it was over. Looking forward to much warmer days here.
Hope you are all doing well.