Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 7 miles
Weekly Total: 16 miles
Training Total: 31 miles
The frigid temperatures continue around here so my weekday 3-milers were all on the treadmill and unfortunately it was a rough week in the Cardio Cinema. Monday’s movie was way too intense and violent for this sensitive soul, resulting in me turning up the volume on my iPod so I couldn't hear the movie and keeping laser focus on the treadmill display so as not to see the movie screen. Yes, I could have left the cinema and gone upstairs to another treadmill, but it’s way too hot up there and I was already a couple of minutes into the run before I realized what I was watching. Staring at the treadmill display for 3 miles sure made it seem longer than it was, but it finally clicked over to 3.00! Wednesday’s movie was a bit more watchable for me, making the run a bit more pleasant. Then Thursday I walked into Wednesday’s movie again, just 3 minutes earlier. I've had it with the treadmill and the cinema...I need to get outside!
This week’s cardio cinema disappointments and the fact that this week’s long run was 7 miles had Deb and me both dead set on getting outside on Saturday despite the frigid temperature and winds predicted. We pushed our run back a few hours hoping the temperature would eventually at least exceed the number of miles we had to run. It looked like by 11:00 that would happen. Deb had scoped out the bike path that has been our 7 miler in past years and it appeared to have been plowed so we agreed to meet up in the parking lot at 11:00.
I have no idea what our time or pace was for that run. All I know is we finally got outside for a run in this relentless winter and we lived to tell about it! With two full weeks of training under our belts, I'm feeling encouraged and am starting to feel like maybe we can actually do this!
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