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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It has gotten frigidly cold in the Chicago area, and I'm too much of a sissy to run when it's below zero with windchill, so I've been taking to the treadmill over the past few days. I did get in a lovely tempo run last Thursday on a local gravel trail that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was overcast and windy, but I did a really good job of keeping myself at a tempo effort and my splits weren't too bad, around 9:45 or so. Definitely not great, but I didn't expect I'd be doing 8:00 miles after missing so much running due to my injury.
My "trail" run.
I did a lot of yoga on Saturday--a morning vinyasa class and an afternoon arm balance workshop that totally rocked--but didn't get in much running. Scott's brother and sister were in town, so there were lots of people over on both Saturday and Sunday and there were kids playing in the basement where my treadmill lives, so I didn't get in any running this weekend. Yesterday I did an easy run and today I did some intervals, alternating running 3 minutes at what should be about 15 seconds faster than my current 5K pace with 3 minutes of jogging. Just hoping to get faster.
What are your running goals right now?
What weather conditions make you head for the treadmill?