four mile repeats.
well, truth be told, it wasn't actually four degrees, that was merely the "feels like" temp during my mile repeats today. the regular temp was a balmy 16. i felt like i was gearing up to hit the slopes instead of the pavement, but running over to mile repeat street, i figured i had geared up right, because it didn't really feel that cold. clearly, the cold had already gotten to my better senses and messed with them. that shining sun can be very deceiving. but once at the start, running in the opposite direction from where i came, this is where i found that "feels like 4" temp. i was running headfirst into it. i turn the corner, get hit with an even colder blast for about a half block, turn the corner again, the winds are gone and suddenly the 16 degrees feels downright hot. and so it went like this three more times. running into blistering, painful cold and turning the corner to suddenly feel hot and want to peel off extra layers. my legs were so cold on the first 1/2 mile stretch into that wind i don't think they knew what to do. or maybe they did, i just couldn't really feel them doing it. even though the homestretch half mile felt downright balmy in comparison, 16 degress is just insane. it may take a while for my ass to thaw out.