I was worried about running on Sunday because the weather channel was reporting an expected 1-3 inches of snow. Running in the snow is great and I will do it if I must, but long runs in the snow are tough. A wise woman (thanks Desiree!) suggested I switch my long run to Saturday instead of Sunday. It's funny, I was so caught up in worrying about running that I didn't even think of doing that.
And that's what I did.
Oh and FYI, we didn't get any snow on Sunday. But it was much colder than Saturday and windy so I am glad I ran on Saturday.
I ended up planning a route to my sister's house. I figured I would run there, babysit my adorable niece while sis and her husband ran some errands, then hitch a ride home with one of them.
The weather was great, in the low 30's. My route was pretty simple and not too icy for which I am thankful. I had to run in the street a couple of times because
My goal for my long run was the keep my pace in the high 13 minute mile range. Jeff Galloway has a complicated equation on how to figure out your long run pace. I guess it isn't that complicated but according to my very general calculations I should be running at about a 13:45 mile.
|Look at mile three and four, only a two second difference!|
I felt great at the end of the run aside from a bit of a twinge in my left quad. I know it was caused by the slant to the sidewalk I was running on. I've never run this particular route and it was very slanted and I could feel my quad bugging me as I ran so I know that is it. I will avoid that stretch from now on.
After a toddler birthday party Sunday afternoon I went for a walk to the library. I took the super long way there and super long way back to try to get my steps in for the day. It worked but I am looking forward to cutting back once I finish getting my steps in everyday in January.
All in all, it was a great weekend. Next Sunday I run my February race which should be great. Gotta love earning extra calories before Snackapalooza (AKA Super Bowl Sunday).