As some of you know, New England was hit with bunches of snow on Wednesday. My clinic got cancelled and I got to spend the day with my family trying not to stress over how I was going to fit 3 days of work into 2. To take my mind off of this, Petru and I attempted sledding in our backyard. We bundled up, but once outside realized that poor Petru was covered in snow up to his neck. I made a path for us, sled a few times to make a sledding path, and then the fun began. Chris, then the neighbors joined in and it was a blast! I love to behave like a 5 year old, and I am very good at it, since you asked! After a while everyone went inside for lunch and I escaped for my run attempt. I had 6 easy miles and was determined to get them in. The bike path was covered in snow, so I ran the miles on the road, which was actually not bad bc there were few cars aside from the snow plows! Score! Running was more challenging on Thursday, when I had 10 miles with 15X90 sec fast. I got stuck at work late, and the roads were busy, icy and narrow. I ran v slow having to stop a lot to let cars go by. I ended up finding a parking lot to do the repeats, but I called it a day after 10 repeats. I was pissing people off, and I got the message. By the time I got home I was a mess, covered in slush from head to toe (there was slush in my hair from the careless Boston drivers).
Today I wanted to make up for some lost mileage this week and planned for 15 miles. We are in New Hampshire at my in laws' house for part of the weekend, which means I had to run by the ocean. Pretty but cold. I wanted to run some HM pace miles, so I planned on 5.5 easy, 4HMP, 5.5 easy. I ended up running 5.5 @ sub MP, 4@ HMP, and 5.5 sub MP, with the last mile at HMP. All in all, a pretty decent average pace. There were a few breaks, to tie my shoe laces, to get some hot water from a bakery (since my water bottles froze), but I take it! I call this run the foot in the door technique run, where I give myself permission to go slow and once I hit a certain pace I am almost there so really, I should not slow down. It works. I think I run better when I don't put pressure on myself to hold a certain pace, and just let myself run.
So not a lot of run mileage this week, but I did put in a lot of biking, so that should be good. We've also been dealing with a head cold that comes and goes, v weird, but like Chris says "you never let a cold slow you down". We are off to a lovely dinner with a Tunisian theme. I am not a foodie, but am excited for the company. And dessert, of course! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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