Thursday workout: 11 miles with 9 tempo (9:30-ish), Pace Gloves
Friday workout: 6 miles, 10:52 average, Pace Gloves
Well, the big news here is that snow ruined Bike to Work Day.
Of course, everyone's panicking and acting like they've never seen snow before. It never ceases to amaze me. Like, in 3-4 weeks they managed to forget how to walk on a path covered in snow?
Apparently this is the latest date on record that 1+ inches of snow has fallen. It's also apparently the longest "snow season" on record (first snow fell on September 29). Of course, this ignores the fact that it was too cold in October and November to snow, and that in January it was a million degrees outside. But never mind that; snow!!
Snow or lice? Take your pick.
The sun just came out, so the snow's not long for this world.
I had a super awesome tempo run on Thursday. I really should try to write about these things right after they happen, because by now I usually don't have anything interesting to say about it. I ran in my Pace Gloves, which performed beautifully, although my calves were sorer than usual post-run. I forgot to mention that in my Connects "pro" section a couple of days ago; they require less effort to run in. I'm still planning to run my 16-miler in the Pace Gloves tomorrow, though, because apart from calf soreness my body's felt really great this week running in just the Pace Gloves.
I ran (chuckle) into some coworkers at mile 7 and because everyone I work with seems to bust out 6-minute miles on the reg, I subconsciously sped up for the rest of the run. It's interesting, though, that the more tired I get on these tempos, the faster I want to run; it somehow feels easier to sustain a faster rather than slower pace. Has anyone else experienced this?
Yesterday, I did a recovery run during pretty heavy snowfall. None of the snow was sticking to the pavement so it was actually a really awesome run. I was wearing shorts (it wasn't that cold!) so predictably got a lot of comments like "Working on your tan, huh?" and "You know, summer's over." Yeah, yeah, whatever. Let me regulate my body temperature as I see fit.
I did, however, feel pretty chilled during the car ride home. It seems to be cold central right now and I've been fighting off a bug for what seems like literally six months (people keep telling me it's allergies but I REFUSE to believe that I, perfect human specimen than I am, have allergies), but I think this time I might actually be coming down with something. I'm not sure my run helped my immune system all that much. However, I finally got a full night's sleep last night and have been downing vitamin C like a pro (yes, I'm aware that science seems to have largely disproven, or at least called into question, the efficacy of vitamin C in healing a cold. Let me feel like I'm being proactive!), so maybe I can keep the pesky thing at bay.
Thanks for your comments on my sophisticated blog redesign. I was able to get rid of my children tabs (sorry, children) by deleting different code things until I finally stopped getting the "ERROR: YOU SUCK AT COMPUTER CODE AND CAN'T DELETE WHAT YOU JUST DELETED OR NOTHING WILL WORK" message. There's still a weird white bar below my "menu" I can't seem to delete, so let's just call it a stylistic choice.
I've got an easy 6 miles on the treadmill today (I've gotten into this Saturday groove where I treat myself to an iTunes movie and run in my dungeonous basement), and another 16-miler tomorrow! I'm planning to wear the shit out of my compression socks so hopefully no pesky cramps come a-knocking.
Enjoy your weekend!
- Does running faster ever feel easier to you than running slower?
- Any strange weather happening where you are?
- What are your thoughts on Vitamin C? Does it work, or am I just an old wife (get it?!?!?!!!?!~?!?!!?!)