Last Wednesday morning, Nathan, Paxton, and I did an easy 4-mile shakeout run after a hard tempo workout on Tuesday. Shakeout runs are usually awesome, because they usually leave my legs feeling better at the end than they did at the beginning. However, during this particular shakeout run, my legs felt like they had been in a car crash.
Today we did another easy shakeout run one day after a hard tempo workout. Unlike last week, my legs felt really good this morning, getting better throughout the run. We kept the pace pretty chill, but did get down into the mid 8:00s by the end…
On a side note related to gear / apparel – This morning was slightly warmer than yesterday (25º compared to 20º) with similar wind conditions. However, I felt MUCH COLDER during today’s run than I did yesterday. Why is that?
On a typical cold morning (below 30º), I generally wear exactly the same things up top…A single base layer with an outer shell jacket. My preferred base layer is one of 3 long sleeved Lululemon shirts that I own, which are made out of their “Luon” material. This material is like “magic” in that it is moisture wicking (and fairly thin), but has a warm fleecy feel. It is also awesome because I have yet to find a temperature where I needed more than two layers if I have the Luon base layer.
This morning, all 3 of those shirts were dirty, so I went with a standard poly compression shirt under my outer shell. What a MAJOR difference this makes. I know the Lululemon shirts are crazy expensive, but they are awesome on cold mornings!