March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
The next 10 day weather forecast is exciting:
The temperature is supposed to get above freezing every single day for the next 10 days.
This has been a long, tough winter for running. We received a lot of snow early and while not horribly cold, the temperature was cold enough that the snow has stayed and stayed and stayed. So we still have snow banks and ice patches. The footing has been tough and it has been slow going so I’m looking forward to a melt-off and clear running. Not to mention discarding a few layers.
Boy was it tough getting up at 4:45 today after running long and switching back to Daylight Savings Time. Right ankle is a bit sore from yesterday’s run, as are both Achilles tendons but that is typical. Plan for an easy 3 this afternoon for a purely recovery run.
December 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
I survived December without completely collapsing–I ended up taking 10 days off from the 21st through the 30th. I totaled 51.75 (51.84) miles. The sad part is I had a week off during that time but sometimes free time is the hardest time to get around to a run.
Due to weather, my pace has deteriorated horribly–an average of 8:45. Snowbanks, ice, blizzards, hail all conspired to make running fast an infrequent event–only 2 miles faster than 7:30 and five miles between 7:30 and 7:59. y long run was 8 miles in 1:10:04 at 8:46 pace. I struggled through one run of 6.5 miles largely on a snow-covered bike trail at 10:22 pace.
Winter in Wisconsin, and now Minnesota, is mostly about doing your time and building strength. I’m looking forward to a thaw.