Today's Pfitzinger plan: Run 7 miles (2 at 8:35 - marathon pace) in the clothes I'll wear in the Seattle marathon.
Today I started out wearing shorts, a short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt with half zipper, and earband. I went outside and I thought I would turn into an ice cube. So back into the house I went to change into capris and to add my cap and gloves.
I saw another runner about a half mile into my run, "It's a little cold when you start out," I complained.
"It's nice!" he said. I smiled.
Nice? Okay, time to change the way I was thinking. Yes, it's nice that it's 39 degrees (feels like 35). It's good preparation for the marathon on Sunday. It's nice. It's nice. It's nice. Maybe if I told myself that a few times, I'd start to believe it. I didn't take my gloves and earband off until I'd run three miles.
I ran the fifth and sixth mile at 8:37 and 8:29 pace. The wind picked up when I was running those two miles and I pushed hard to keep running at a good pace. The other five miles I ran today were run at about a 9:20 pace.
Oh, and the dress rehearsal my Pfitz running plan called for... I might wear shorts instead of capris. After running about an hour, my legs were warm. I really don't know what I'll wear on Sunday.