If a 10K is canceled because of a bomb cyclone, but you’re still given credit to the 9+1 program… does it count?
NYRR canceled the Joe Kleinerman 10K race for tomorrow. It is a bit of a relief, not just because I would have been running in temperatures that could result in hypothermia after 10 minutes, but because my running plan in December totally. fell. apart. I’ve been experiencing pain in my hip since my last race, and while it is getting better, it is healing at a much slower rate than I anticipated. (Already in touch with my physical therapist for a check-up.) Given that I didn’t want to risk exacerbating the potential injury, I haven’t been for a run in over a month. Eep.
My next race is in about two months time, so I hope between continuing to rest up and getting some PT, I’ll be back on the treadmill and yoga mat soon, and ready to go for the 5K in March.
Gearing Up for Winter Running
Before the announcement that the JoeK 10K was canceled, I was scrambling to find some proper running gear for frigid temps. I warm up pretty quickly, so I only own two pairs of running pants, neither of which provide much insulation. I ended up purchasing these items and hope to use on a (slightly warmer than today) winter run soon.
These items are worth the investment and will keep you warm and comfortable for running in cold weather.