No PB but Batman will do


No sub -16, no PB but I did bring home a third place overall trophy with Batman on top from the Reindeer Run 5k in Rochester.

I was aiming for a sub-16 minute and wasn’t even close. But I did enjoy the run despite it being probably the coldest day of December so far.

I ended up wearing a long-sleeved tech shirt, shorts, hat and gloves. I felt warm enough while running but cold before the start.

Wasn’t my best race but still a great time.

Singlet or no singlet


Singlet or no singlet?

Going to try for a new 5k PB at tomorrow’s Reindeer Run in Rochester, N.Y.

I’ve been trying to run a sub-16 minute 5k for a while and was starting to think I might be ready. I always feel faster than i really am. I have had some good training run building up to this and I feel really well rested.

But this week holiday revelry kicked in and I’ve been indulging. Already today I’ve enjoyed a burger and fries from The Works, Subway on the way to Rochester and Doritos right now as I write this. Still feeling confident I will run at least a 16:30. I hope.

My real problem is what to wear. I’m most comfortable in running shorts and my singlet. Last week I would have been fine. Tomorrow, though, it’s forecasted to be -2 degrees Celsius and to feel like -9. It’s been so mild in Niagara I’m not sure I built up a tolerance to temps that cold yet.

I may do a long sleeve with shorts, hat and gloves. Click here to see what Runner’s World suggests.

I haven’t pinned on my bib yet so we’ll see how it feels in the morning. I’ll let you know how it goes.