Running quote of the week

“I love track running. There’s something about that red 400-meter circle that lets my brain switch off—no roads to cross, no bikes to watch out for.” – Kate Carter

Friday, February 13, 2015

In between runs

The thing I do now
Today's workout (elliptical): 45 minutes

Remember when I used to run? I barely do. In retrospect, it might have been a good idea to get a new treadmill before our old one finally conked out. The snowy, freezing weather has made outdoor running impractical, if not impossible, and it's been almost two weeks since I've actually ran. I am glad to have the elliptical machine. It provides a decent workout and it's helping me maintain my fitness until I can return to the road (or run on our yet-be-be-delivered new treadmill).

Not counting my 2010 bout with pneumonia that took me away from running for three weeks, this is the longest I've gone since 2008. The best part of this hiatus is that my sciatica has greatly lessened. People were telling me to take a break and recover once and for all. Nature and mechanical failure have taken care of that for me.

I'm curious to see how I do the next time I run and whether I've lost a lot of my base. My plan is to get to Bethpage once the path is clear to see how many miles I can handle. Temperatures are supposed to stay in the mid-teens this weekend and snow is expected on both days. Until then, it's going to mean a lot more time on the elliptical.

10 comments:

  1. Yesterday I got so old, it made me want to cry.

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    1. Sorry about your sudden aging on Thursday.

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    3. I am. I was just in between running days.

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  2. "They" say that your fitness is lost if you take two full weeks off. But really, who are "they" anyway?

    I ran outside again today. I've actually been doing a lot of outside running since I got my treadmill. Anyway, the roads and sidewalks are good to go. The last couple of days of 32+ degree weather melted most of the ice on the sidewalks. I think it's going to be along time before Bethpage is cleared. SUNY OW!

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    1. I can't believe you ran outside today it was 9 degrees!. None of our sidewalks are clear - they have at least a foot of snow. I still haven't ran with the new Sauconys. Are you going to OW tomorrow?

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    2. It was 26 when I went at 4:30. Yes, I plan on being at OW at 9am.

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    3. 22° this morning. Should be fun on the hills. Happy Valentines Day from the church of Hallmark.

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