Week in Review 2.2.15 to 2.8.15

This was a week of accepting that the Boards are coming, whether I acknowledge it or not. Just over three weeks to go!

Monday: 5.2 miles in the middle of the storm, dressed like the kid in the Christmas Story. Just couldn’t fathom one more day inside.

Tuesday: 6 miles in day-after conditions.

Wednesday: 6 mile progression run on the treadmill. Legs after. Foot a little aggravated from sliding around in the snow.

Thursday: 5.75 mile bike path run with Will. Absolutely freezing. Rocking brand new Kinvaras and I am IN LOVE with the 5. It’s like the Mirage and Kinvara had a baby.

All of the new things! Also flavor testing almost every Nuun flavor for a full-service product review.

All of the new things! Also flavor testing almost every Nuun flavor for a full-service product review.

Friday: Previewed Saturday course with kids at Sleepy. Lots and lots of climbing, some of the best skiing of the season.

Saturday: 7.5 mile run with Amy, in the snow and slush again. Arms after.

Lots of powder up in these woods. This was before our most recent storm!

Lots of powder up in these woods. This was before our most recent storm!

Sunday: Nothing (well, full practice test but no running). Core routine.

Total Miles: 30.5

1 arm, 1 leg and lots of core between practice blocks.

Since the Groundhog saw his shadow so we only have a little over 5 weeks to go with winter!!! Unfortunately, I’m not convinced Phil has ever been to Vermont where winters can drag on well into April. My big hope is that when studying ends, these big snowstorms will also be behind us so running isn’t quite the slip and slide experience that it’s been.

For this coming week, my pipe dream is to get in at least a 90 minute run and one tempo workout to try to stay in my holding pattern.

How’s the snow where you are? Anyone reading from Boston or Mass with great snowbank photos to share?!

4 thoughts on “Week in Review 2.2.15 to 2.8.15

  1. Ryan

    The snow here in Albany has been a hassle the past couple of weeks, 12+” last Monday, 6″ today. On Saturday I made it outside to break a streak of 9 consecutive treadmill runs, due mainly to snow and early morning darkness. There was an 11 miler in there which was a personal treadmill record, one which I hope to never break. I have my doubts if treadmill mileage is as good as road mileage, but with snow covering the road shoulder I just don’t feel safe being out on unlit rural roads in the dark, even if I do have a headlamp.

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    1. Runner Under Pressure Post author

      The year I did Boston was a similarly snowy year and I did almost all of my workouts on the treadmill and a 16 mile long run (my personal treadmill record), all of which were miserable but necessary. I ran pretty well in Boston despite a rough winter so I have faith in the treadmill as long as you get incline work in one way or another. I totally agree with you about the roads, though; no shoulder and dark = way too dangerous.

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  2. foxrunsfast

    Yay! I’ve found my way to the new site 🙂 I am in awe of your ability to get outside and run in all that snow. Thankfully here in VA we are just dealing with the cold and some wind, but no real snow as of yet. I’ll take it. Hope spring comes quickly for you guys!

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    1. Runner Under Pressure Post author

      I don’t mind the snow or even reasonable cold; I have lots of gear for running since I do live here. What I mind is the way-sub zero temps that force me inside. Can’t wait for that first shorts run!

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