March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
A blogger I follow pointed out a new blog, Jenna Boren, Keep on running that looks promising. Jenna is a runner (ha! that’s an understatement, she is a RUNNER, having run in the 2008 Olympic Marathon trails) , a chiropractor, and, perhaps best of all, another Packer fan living in the Twin Cities. Boren’s first post, Ouch….why does my butt (ha, ha, butt) hurt every winter? takes a general look at what causes injuries, especially if you’re running on snow & ice throughout the winter or making Defensive Player-of-the-Year type plays during the Super Bowl.
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.