This week is for easing the old body back into the swing of daily training. No super-long distances or durations, just doing a little bit every day. I think I'm going to run a local 5K on Thanksgiving Day and a 10K the day after, but I probably will just jog/walk them for the mileage and not try to run for a time.
I got out and ran in the cold rain today! 41*F and drizzly. I VERY rarely do that. But did I happen to mention that I'm training for an Ironman? Otherwise I almost certainly would have slept in and put it off for a nicer, drier day.
The new gear worked wonderfully well! The headband was perfect, didn't know it was there except my ears were warm. (Although I did want a brim with the rain in my face. I will usually wear it over a visor). The technical shirt was a little on the toasty side for 41*F, but it should carry me into the coldest days of winter with perhaps one more layer. The jacket was great! I took the sleeves off halfway through and just ran with the vest because I was getting too warm - and it was quite easy and quick to get them off, they just stuffed right into the zipper pocket on the back and I was on my way again. I'm very happy with my purchases! Proper gear is sometimes half the battle!