I loved that I was able to say my short run is only 6 miles this week, and then seeing the look on everyone's face. Haha. Priceless. I got my first rest week, mico-cycle week, break week, or whatever you want to call it. Also, my total miles for the week were decreased. I could feel my body needing this week. I have not had a lot of problems with mileage or long runs but I just wanted a break. I was not discouraged this week and my mental process has been very good. I feel good so far, and hope to continue with my body feeling very good.
The week has been very cold and the weather has been poor. Pittsburgh had a decent amount of snow on Thursday night and Friday morning with about 5-6 inches of snow. After the snow, extreme cold weather came into the area. Pittsburgh is definitely not hitting the freezing mark. Single digits and teens are more common highs. My longs runs are done on Saturday. I did a quick drive around my neighborhood, I was not comfortable running outside. The snow was not removed well and the snow remaining was very compacted and looked icy. I am not comfortable running outside in those conditions. Plus, at the times I was scheduled to do my runs the temperatures were around 0 with wind. I have not problems running in cold temperatures but when the wind chills are in the negatives I do not feel comfortable outside. I was lucking that I only had six miles this week. I did the run on the treadmill.
I hope for some warming temperatures this week and weekend. I always feel cold and would like to get some warmth on my body. I am ready to run some more.
Big day here in Pittsburgh: Steelers playing for the AFC championship. HERE WE GO STEELERS!