Whelp. It was almost a great week of running! The week started with some good runs and we even managed to run outside throughout the entire three day storm that socked Burlington and I was looking forward to a weekend of great runs. And ran exactly 0 miles on Saturday and Sunday. Goodbye Streak. On Saturday, I coached our first nordic race of the season at Craftsbury and my ankle BLEW up on the first lap. I think it’s fine but just wasn’t used to the amount of pushing off I was asking of it. When I got home, I decided it was silly to run a mile for a Streak and risk an injury and figured I’d just make it up with a slightly longer long run on Sunday. On Saturday night, a friend had a medical emergency and I spent the night with him in the Emergency Room. Everyone was wiped by 6 am and I slept for a few hours, losing the precious time I cut out of studying for running.
Life goes on. Ultimately, I’m still in my relative rest period until the new year and there are things far more important than hitting arbitrary mileage. I’m starting to get used to my new studying routine and hopeful that the new running routine that I’ve built around it will continue to help me get a solid run in each day. I’m also excited for the New England Grand Prix to get announced this week so that I can solidify my race schedule!
Monday: Freezing cold 5 mile extended campus loop with Will.
Tuesday: Snuck in 7.2 slippery miles before the storm really set in.
Wednesday: 5.3 miles in the midst of the snowstorm. Lifted arms in the basement.
Thursday: 3.5 miles in the slush/ice/snow. Ankle starting to bug me from so much stabilization. Core in the basement.
Friday: 6 mile loop through Winooski. Finally starting to get cleared, but still rocking Icebugs.
Saturday: Skiing at Craftsbury for 6 hours.
Sunday: Lots of hours in my desk chair.
Total Miles: 27