It was really tough to squeeze a run in today, but I managed to do it in the middle of the afternoon. I needed to work through lunch and it was the only window of opportunity that I had. The run was great. My pace was faster than it felt and definitely faster than I expected it would be. It was my first "true" run of the Getting Started plan from Garmin Connect. Yesterday I figured out what went wrong when trying to download workouts to the Forerunner 310XT (the device was full and I needed to delete all previous workouts), and unlike Monday, I was able to use today's scheduled workout (30min Steady Run in HR zone 3). I really like using these set-it-and-forget-it workouts; it helps me focus on the running, the environment, life in general, not the watch and definitely not the numbers. I forgot to bring the electrode gel and ended up with wonky HR readings at the beginning of the run. I didn't get an accurate reading until I was warmed up, which was around 8:00 in.
The weather was terrific. It was definitely warmer than yesterday (8C, "felt like" 4C), but no sun. I was back to shorts and a long sleeve tech shirt, which was ideal, because the wind, while light, felt pretty chilly. I used the Adizero Mana's again. I will wear a different pair tomorrow.
In the evening I did a 75 minute Moksha Flow class. After experimenting with the order quite a few times, I can definitely say that the experience of a run followed by hot yoga (or any yoga) is much better than going for a run after yoga. Tonight, when I saw who the instructor was going to be, I knew that were going to be in for a hard class. She really worked us. That being said, the hot yoga was just what I needed because my legs were starting to feel a bit stiff in the mornings.