Soon enough, it was time to head out to the manfriend's cyclocross race. So I layered up and headed out on my road bike. Hooray for nice road bike weather!
Within a mile I was roasty toasty and had to unzip the sleeves of my jacket.And then I saw the views of the most beautiful fall trees in town. Seriously, it doesn't get any better than this.
After my tree gawking, I made it just in time to see the manfriend springing over the barriers doing his bike ballet thing. But really, doesn't this look like bike ballet (but manlier of course) if there were such a thing?
Everyone in attendance was enjoying this sun bathing worthy weather.
Now fast forward to today when it was 28 degrees when I headed out the door for an early morning run. Gloves, headband (for the ears), long pants and my Victoria Marathon half zip were needed. Eeps! You could say we had an abrupt shift in weather, but we're surviving.
Continuing on the bike front, I've been trying to ride the good ole mountain bike to work last week and this week despite some colder temps. Gloves, layers and my ipod are the key to a happy, brisk morning commute.
However, after work, I'm a little more relaxed, the temps are a few degrees higher and I find myself taking silly photos (and more pics of fall leaves), gloves not always necessary.
On the running front: My body is enjoying lower mileage these past few weeks. It's amazing how different 20-25 miles feels on my hip, knees, etc compared to 35-40. Last night I focused on lots of hip opening with a Dave Farmar podcast.
What's your perfect weekly running mileage? Is anyone else experiencing interesting weather?
Running posts of interest:
Morning Runner's realization on pace and her preferred training tools
Heart Rate Monitor Training from Basically Barefoot