ORN: Sunday; 2 miles, R2/W2
Monday; 3 miles, R3/W2
Tuesday: Cross training—“upper body, lower back”
The big snow storm moving across the Midwest caught our fair city square today. We’ll have 16” on the ground by the time it is over…I’ve already seen 4’ drifts and the wind is still blowing.
With the snow set to start around 2am Tuesday, I decided Monday evening would be a real good time to get in my scheduled Tuesday morning run. I told my wife it would likely be the last time we’d see pavement for a while. The run went well. The run/walk deal seems to be sitting well for me, both physically and psychologically.
Interestingly, the Monday run actually marked three consecutive days running. I’m now settling into a Tuesday/Thursday/ Saturday/Sunday running week. I’ll ease the long run up by one mile each week on Saturday, run half that length on Tues/Thurs and do a short run on Sunday. With the snow-inspired night run, I ran three days in a row, which I haven’t done since September. Short runs, mind you, but runs nonetheless. And, while I still feel the ITB, it is not wincing pain.
Shoveling 12” of snow off our driveway this evening provided quite the diversion from running. It somehow felt better to consider it “cross training.” I’ll have another 4-6” to do in the morning…so I guess that will be another “workout,” eh??
Persevere…snow or no snow.
PS. Thanks to Michelle for katching mi tipo in the furst vershun of this postt!