Well first 20 miler of the training season in the books. 20 miles in the cold and snow and it was rough. I have run in the cold before but Saturday was bad. I ended up running with 2 pair of tights, 2 pair of gloves, 3 shirts, 2 jackets, head cover, hat, and neck warmer, shoes, socks and shorts.
I did the 20 miler from my house so I could run two loops and be able to refuel halfway through. The first loop was not bad it was when the snow started that things became very cold. I ended up running the 20 miles in about 2.5 hours. I looked at last years training log and this is where I was for last years first 20 miler. I was sore on Sunday but that was to be expected. I know from last year that first 20 miler is always the hardest and does beat you up. I ended up with 74 miles for the week. I will post a summary about Jan 2010 in my next post.