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A Cold Snowy Run

Posted by katrinwolfe on Jan 29, 2011 2:58:21 PM

The running continues.  Running during the week was tough.  I was not motivated.  I did manage to get all the runs in during the week but I did not feel like they were strong runs.  After my micro-cycle last week my times for week day runs was increased to 45 minutes.  I never knew how much five minuets could affect me.  Wednesday was the toughest run.  The weather was not great outside so I ran inside on the treadmill (which is typical for weekday runs) and I was trying get it done so I could go home.  The whole situation did not lead for a good mind set for the run.


Today I complete my long run for the week.  I had eight miles in the cold, snowy morning.  The snow was the cold wet snow.  I felt pretty good the whole run.  The only major problem I had with the weather was the snow getting in my eyes.  Also, a good thing was it was not that snowy.  I ran in the town of Oakmont, PA.  A cute little town, perfect for running.  The community is safe with a lot of sidewalks, wide roads, and paved trail in the middle of town.  I saw a couple of hardy walkers this morning.  I like when I see the weather not slowing down dedicated active individuals.


I am excited that tomorrow for my rest day I am going to hit golf balls at an indoor driving on the northwest side of Pittsburgh.  I have not hit a golfball since November.  I know after I hit balls tomorrow I am going to very much want summer to come ASAP.  Running is fun but golf is my sport.  Living in Pennsylvania does not allow for a lot of winter golf but that is why I have running in the winter.  I actually chose to do the Pittsburgh marathon so that a lot of my training was not in good golf weather.  Golf usually starts at the end of March (depending on how bad and long winter is).  I really will only have about a month and a half overlap of golf and marathon training.  During the summer I like to run but I do not like to have any runs over six miles.   I will probably do a half marathon in October which will be perfect.  The runs for the half were not bad last year and did not effect my golf.  The only thing was after the race I had to take a week of from golf.


I saw there is a possible snowstorm coming mid-week.  I hope it misses us.  I do not want another snowstorm.  Please go fast February.  

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