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“We run because it makes us feel like winners, no matter how slow or how fast we go.” – Florence Griffith Joyner and John Hanc, Running for Dummies

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A little snow can't stop a run

My view from the treadmill
Today's run (treadmill): 3.3 miles

This is the season for snow, although we really haven't seen too much this year. We knew we'd see some snow today and I planned to get outside before things got out of hand. My schedule was tight with some deadlines looming. By the time I was ready to run, there was a coating of snow on the road and I opted for the treadmill.

I hadn't run since Sunday when I went out for an easy four miles to recover from Saturday's race. The treadmill is my least favorite workout but I knew I had to step it up today. I decided to start fast and see how long I could sustain it. I was surprised how easy it felt and wondered if my legs were still tuned for racing speed.

Even with the TV to distract me, the run became increasingly tedious as time went on. My perception of easy running gave way to wishing I could get off the treadmill. I helped things along by increasing my speed for the last five minutes. It was a good run and a fairly hard effort. By the time I finished there were at least two inches of snow on the ground. With lots to do on Wednesday, I'm not sure if I'll have time to run tomorrow. I'm glad I got in a decent run today, even if was on the dreaded treadmill.

10 comments:

  1. I guess I have to dust my treadmill off.

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  2. Another snow storm on Saturday? Hopefully, later in the day.

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    1. Is that what they're saying? Ironically, that was the case last year when I planned to participate in this event. Woke up to ice and snow so I stayed home.

      We can always run to my house for hot chocolate if it starts snowing bad while we're running.

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    1. I got them! They're not easy to find in small. I wear a size 6 and I assume you wear the same if not smaller. They do help in the ice though!

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  4. http://sheisoutrunning.blogspot.com/2013/01/home-sweet-home.html

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    1. This made me laugh: '"The doctor would have to amputate them. Then I would have to explain to everyone who asked, "I just wanted to run up a hill."'

      I bough faux yaktrax at TJMax or Marshalls a few years ago but they're pretty useless. No lateral stability and they dig into the bottom of my feet. I'd rather take my chances with the HH Trail Lizards.

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  5. I just ordered the 'run traction' yaktrax. I don't think I'll get them before Saturday, however.

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    1. They are saying 70% chance of snow. But that could happen later, right. Let's think positively!

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