Running 2:56:25  12.95 mi (13:37 / mi) +512m 12:08 / mi
While this was a good long run, it was mostly a failure at what I wanted to do. I had intended on doing a long run today with Chris, but he bailed on me for a hot date in Baltimore (literally), so I went out alone, unsupported, no water bottle carrier, and no stores along the way. I wanted to try and make a 15-16mile loop, which it would have been if I had come back the same way I went out.
At the turn around I was still feeling great, but could tell that I wasn't going to make the whole thing without some food, and it was starting to get really cold (38 when I started, and getting cold fast as the sun moved). I changed the back loop to be more direct though the neighborhoods, connected by a bunch on the trail sections, and just made it back to the gas station for some liquid and candy bars before bonking bad. I couldn't feel my hands at that point though, and was having trouble getting the wrappers open. I hobbled the last mile back home and jumped into a painful hot shower getting some heat back into my hands.
Lesson learned. Gloves are needed in this weather, and I need to find my water bottle belt.