|After I snapped the picture, it dropped to 3 degrees. I think it was mocking me.|
Also, I do wear my seatbelt, I was just waiting for the car to warm up.
Driving back home from Alabama I was none too pleased to see the snow and ice piled up alongside the road, but didn't think too much of it. Then, on Saturday I geared up for my usual 45 minute run. I didn't feel like dealing with the treadmill because I really didn't have time to wait around if they weren't available (my nice friend and I had a work event to go to that evening) and since the main roads were mostly clear I figured I would just give it a shot outside. I would have loved to seen what I looked like attempting to run outside as I'm sure it was quite the sight to see! While my pace was slow, I definitely worked up a sweat trying to stay on non-slippery areas of the road. Pretty sure I looked like a track star jumping hurtles of ice.
On Sunday I was forced to the treadmill to do my 6x800 workout. My nice friend and I headed to a trail that has a nice half mile loop, but it was still completely iced over. Perhaps my repeats would have been faster had I been able to slide the whole way, but we just weren't in the mood to find out. I was a little disappointed that I had to stay indoors because I was dying to try out my new running pullover I got for Christmas. It's made for running in colder weather and is super warm. I actually ended up changing my long sleeve shirt I was wearing out for a tank top because I figured I would probably be roasting after cranking up my speed for my run! Despite everything, my workout ended up going really well and I felt strong the whole time. I think it helped a little that I made a brand new workout playlist (new phone = time to mix it up). 10 weeks down without missing a run! Officially less than 11 weeks until race day!
|Thumbholes and a fleecy inside. Sounds perfect for this cold weather!|
I have a feeling I will be sticking to the 'mill for the majority of my miles this week, but I am really hoping the trails are clear (and it doesn't feel like negative anything) for my 10 miler on Sunday!
*PS: If anyone is thinking of registering for ZOOMA Annapolis (or any 2014 ZOOMA race), you can get a free tech tee if you do it before January 17 and enter the code Tee14. I got the bonus shirt with my registration last year and LOVE it. Last year's has a nice slim fit and is really comfortable. I wear it to the gym all the time.