This is what I woke up to
26 "feels like 12" Oh joy.
I wasn't disappointed. I was very much not ready to race a 10k. No matter how much I told myself I could just run it and not "race" it, let's be honest. I'm not capable of such a thing. I assume I would have gone out way too fast, and then crashed and burned. Not worth it a week before my favorite half marathon (which I also may or may not be ready for...)
Despite the weather, I really wanted to run. I didn't want to run the race, or run on the very much unsheltered road that the race would have been run on, but I did want to run. However, given the strong, snow-filled, wind, I tried to talk myself out of running. I convinced myself to get on the bike trainer instead, and I stayed on it for a full hour. But when I got off the bike, I wanted to run even more than when I had gotten on it. Apparently the bike was just a warm up. So I put on dry clothes and headed outside. If I can run in this weather in January, why should I let it stop me in April? As I was getting ready, I saw two runners go by my window. I crossed paths with them twice during my run...so at least I wasn't the only crazy person out there. There were also a ridiculous number of robins hanging out in the road. They kept trying to fly out of my way, but they were too cold to go far.
This week :
M : Pub Run 5 miles / 7:20 / 0 ft
T : TRX abs & arms 28:11 (3 rounds)
W : 11.5 / 7:49 / 1099 ft
F : TRX 33:12 (30/10 x 50)
Sa : sweatfest 1:01:09 / 15.1 miles
run 6.3 / 7:16 / 436 ft
run miles : 22.8
bike miles : 15.1
I had toyed with the idea of a 15 miler on Wednesday, but I ended up at work later than planned, and I was hungry by the time I got home. So I ran about as far as I felt like I could go without suffering too badly from lack of fuel. It was a good run. I felt strong and was able to push some of the long climbs. I pounded out the last downhill, in preparation for the deadly downhill in this coming Saturday's half marathon. My hip was sore the next day, but I managed to work it out with some extra good stretching after Friday's TRX.