Friday, January 24, 2014

Blogging Is A Habit

Thursday, January 23, 2014

And I got out of the habit.  Maybe I'm back now.  After the Memphis Marathon that wasn't, and one short run in New Orleans, I didn't run for ten days, mostly because I was blowing and shoveling snow almost every day during that time.  In December I ran only 28 miles, less than I should run in a week, but I spent way more hours clearing snow.

January hasn't been much better, either.  Despite the extremely low temperatures (minus 17 this morning, schools closed), there has been enough snow to keep me pretty busy - our driveway and sidewalks get dangerously icy if not kept clear.   I don't always feel like running after spending three hours clearing snow,

I did enjoy a local race, though, called Meet of the Miles.  It's a one-mile race, eight laps on a 200-meter indoor track at the University of Minnesota, and I was able to run another three miles in warmup too.  Fun time with old friends.

We have done some other running as well - 55 miles so far this month, including today.  All of it has been in the Woodbury YMCA, except for three miles Tuesday, when we ran in the soccer dome in Stillwater.  That one was scheduled for six miles, but I cut it short because of knee pain.    A mile in the dome involves 22 right-angle corners on a flat surface, while the YMCA requires more than twice as many corners but the corners are sloped, which my knees like much better.

Six miles today, back to the YMCA, no knee pain, no problems at all.

Splits: 10:04, 9:50, 9:42, 10:03, 9:39, 9:12, total 58:32.  I think I ran 14 laps instead of 13 in the fourth mile.  Oh well

Regular breakfast:  Oatmeal, yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, currants, pear, kiwi, macadamia nuts, almost all organic.  Marathon food!


Running Librarian said...

I am ready for the cold spell to leave!

Don said...

No kidding!!