This week :
M : 6.6 miles / 8:09
T : 4 miles / 6:54
W : 6.2 miles / 7:47
R : 6.2 miles / 7:53
Sa : 13.4 miles / 8:12 / 1093 ft
total miles : 36.4
There were three of us for a frigid Pub Run this week. We all stayed together for the first two loops, then one runner headed in while the remaining two of us did a third lap. Then the second runner headed in, and I picked up the pace for a fast last loop.
I originally expected Tuesday to be a day off. I had an appointment with the dentist at 4:15 to get this tooth business finished up. (The dentist recommended another whitening treatment or two, but I really wanted to be done. My tooth may not be perfectly white, but it's good enough for me. I just wanted to be done. So I told her to close it up.) There was snow forecasted, and it was looking like it might get messy. The dentist is a little over 30 minutes away, and I did not feel comfortable with the idea of having to drive back home if the snow got bad. I was able to move my last class of the day earlier, and finished teaching at 2:30. I called the dentist to let them know that I was worried about the weather and could be there by 3:15 if they could fit me in earlier. They said ok, so I headed out. It was starting to snow as I headed there, but the ground was pretty warm, so it wasn't really sticking. While in the office, I could see the snow starting to accumulate, but then the sun came out. I got my tooth all sealed up and headed home in the sunshine. Since my appointment had been moved earlier, I got home with plenty of daylight left and decided to take advantage of it and run. I chose to do a shorter/faster run. It started snowing during my run, and by the last mile, the footing was getting slick. I had a great run, and am very glad that I was able to move my appointment, because if I had kept the 4:15 appointment my drive home would have been hazardous. At that point, I was mere days away from paying off my car, and there was no way I was going to risk crashing it!
Wednesday's run was good. I knew my legs needed Thursday off, but it was a bit warmer out and I wanted to enjoy a hatless and gloveless run. By the end of the run there was no doubt that I absolutely needed Friday off though.