Yes, it will be very cold on Saturday, but training must go on! The expected temps are in the high 20’s, which is not too cold to run as long as you dress properly. Layers are key; you’ll also want gloves and a beanie. Some runners like to wear a scarf or even a buff (the kind you wear in the summer after dunking in water … in the winter it can keep you warm and ward off the wind). I personally put night cream on my face before running when it’s this cold and windy out – keeps my skin from getting chapped. It’s also important that you have warm clothes to change into after the run.
This Saturday’s run (January 7, 2017) will start at 8a from the Road Runner Sports in the Uptown Shopping Center at 29 NW 23rd Place. Please do not use their parking ramp; instead find street parking or have someone drop you off. The route is made up of a 6-mile out and back (the first 3 miles of this route) and then a 12-mile out and back on Terwilliger.
If you go to this run and find yourself unable to stay warm, tell your pace group leader. It’s not a bad idea to also download the Uber app to your phone (or Lyft, whatever!) and upload your payment information so that if you need a ride, you can call for one and get picked up within minutes. Coach Jim and his runners don’t mess around with runner safety!
RSVP at Coach Jim’s facebook page here. Coach Jim’s group runs are free and open to everyone. Paces range from about a 7 minute mile to about a 13 minute mile.