Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting the Running Legs Back

I started running again last Wednesday, and have run 14 miles since then. I am definitely out of running shape and am feeling it in my legs. They are achey and tight for a day after a run. Still, it is so great to run without pain in my foot.

October is here which means cold weather running has pretty much arrived. I have been running in long sleeves and/or a running jacket. I haven't quite had to put on the gloves, knit hat, or long pants yet. But, it won't be long.

As much as I missed running during some warmer months, I kind of like running in colder weather. Call me crazy. Are you a hot or cold weather runner?

13 comments:

Fair Weather Runner said...

that's wonderful you are back to running! i love this weather, it's my ideal running weather. i love running in october and november. chilly, no humidity, it equals perfection for me :) i walked two whole miles yeseterday, it was wonderful. so cheers to us gimps being back to running.

so you thinking you'll do the turkey trot then?

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Welcome back to running! I'm impressed you've already gotten in 14 miles.

I always thought I would be a warm weather runner, but I've discovered after this summer that I much prefer these cooler temps.

ShirleyPerly said...

So glad you are continuing to run pain-free. Currently I'm training for a hot race so I'm definitely a hot weather runner. I can't say I really enjoy running in 80-90+ degs, though. It's more a matter of surviving.

Lacy said...

I LOVE this weather. It's a little chilly at the start, but once the sun is on you and the wind is calm, this is OZ at it's best!
Glad to hear your hanging in there and getting back with it

joyRuN said...

14 miles already?! Wow!

I'm definitely a cold weather runner. No more fall marathons for me, because I hate training in the summer. Spring marathons though? Bring it!

RunToTheFinish said...

i'm feeling hot hot hot...seriously love it...though there are some long runs where I have so much fun in my winter gear

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Hi Oz. It's funny, I'm dealing with just that at the moment. I'm staying with my parents for holidays and the temperature is SO MUCH COLDER than where I live (in the tropics). I was really looking forward to running in the colder weather. I thought it would make me loads faster. Not so my friend! I've been having breathing problems and am way slower! So, I think I'm a hot weather runner!

Good mileage for your first week back. Well done!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i'm a cool weather runner for sure!

Nobel4Lit said...

I LOVE running in this weather, as well. Hope it lasts (i.e., doesn't get much colder or warmer).

Also, regarding injuries, I can relate. I just climbed out of a 2-month injury and would say I'm 90% better. It's a wonderful feeling, but boy can I feel what the hiatus/scaling back has done to me. It gets better each time, though!

Marci said...

I get out the door easier when its warm,but I have a better run when its cool.

Shannon said...

I'm a cold weather runner fo sho! What's weird is that I'm very sensitive to cold weather and even in the summer carry around a jacket in case the air conditioner chills me. But, when it comes to running-bring on the cold temps!

Jess said...

I wish I could run in cooler weather: I think it is easier. But alas, it never really gets too cool here in South Florida.

Well...in January it'll dip down to 50 for a dayor two and you'll hear me bitch and whine about the "freezing temps" but that's the exception, not the rule.

lindsay said...

glad the running is going well! slow and steady, you'll be back in shape in no time :)

of course i like the perfect running temp - mid-50's, if i could have it my way. i like the longer daylight of the summer, but not the billion degrees! if i had to go hot/cold, i guess i'd have to say hot... i hate being cold.