February 22 (Sunday) - It was a beautiful day outside and I was really tempted to enjoy the near summer-time temps (30s F) with a spin on the roads (by spin I mean run, not biking of course). But alas I decided to take advantage of the weather by doing a lot of much needed outside work around the house. I hadn't even shoveled during the last storm we had and now we had another 6-8 inches on top of what was already there. I had been lazy and just 4-wheeling it in and out of my driveway. So I spent some time shoveling, de-icing steps and walkways, snowblowing, digging out the mailbox, roof-raking the shed and back porch, and knocking down all the massive icicles hanging off the roof. There was one that was all the way down touching the ground. I also had some icedams backing up some water under the overhang of the roof I needed to take care of. Then it was cleaning out my car and going to the dump, etc. The usual Sunday stuff. By the time I thought about running it was 4pm. I waited a bit more and then went to the mill to bang out just over 12 miles (12.2 miles) to get to an even 81 miles for the week.
Legs and everything feeling really good. One step closer to wrapping up the snowshoe season (I think I have 2 races to go) and one week closer to getting in some real running. The weather at the end of the week was a tease but it was mentally a boost I needed. I'm still hovering around 11.4 miles per day as an average for the year 2015. Even with a day off at the start of the year when I was sick as balls. The goal was to try to hit 11 per day average for approx. 4000 miles for the year. February is quickly coming to a close and I'm still on track... Only 10 more months to go.
Longest Run: 12.2
Total Time: 9:54:00
Monday: AM: 6 miles on the treadmill. 41:51. PM: 6 miles on the treadmill. 45:00.
Tuesday: PM: 8 miles on the treadmill. 55:48. (no morning run...tweaked my back).
Wednesday: AM: 5 miles on the treadmill. 37:30. PM: 9 miles on the treadmill (workout) as 2 mile warmup (8 min pace) + 5 miles at 27:23 (just south of 5:30 pace) + 2 miles cooldown (8 min pace). 59:23 total.
Thursday: AM: 6 miles on the treadmill. 41:49. PM: 10 miles on the treadmill. 75:00.
Friday: 10 miles on the treadmill. 75:00.
Saturday: 2.1 miles warmup before race (on snowshoes) + 3.7 mile race (snowshoe)(strava) + 3 mile cooldown on the roads with Wood and Wood.
Sunday: 12.2 miles on the treadmill (1:24:59).