Snow, snow go away!
It certainly is pretty to look at and normally I would love the fact that I am trapped in my house. This time it is really putting a damper on my training. I missed last week’s 18 miler due to the pouring rain, I only got 10 miles in. That was ok because we still had this week’s 15 miler. Well…. it is all ice and snow out there and I am not equipped to run in these conditions. SO, that leaves me only one option – the TREADMILL.
I have been thinking about it and I have decided I have to do it. I have to suck it up and get on that thing. It will be fine. The reason I think it will be ok is for two reasons. First, it is because the workout is not “to run 15 miles” It is broken down as follows”
The miles should be at least 14-15.
Do this as:
45 min easy comfortable pace
1 hour at half marathon goal race pace
30 min. slightly faster than your goal marathon race pace
15 min. Easy effort CD
I think mentally I can break this down and make it happen.
Second, I am going to get a “video on demand”. I have not done this before but I think now is the time to try it out. I have been wanted to see Inglorious Bastards with Brad Pitt. It should hold my attention for a couple of hours.
The good points about being on the treadmill:
- I get to watch a movie while I run
- I do not have to carry water or gels
- Dogs will not bother me
- I will not have to dodge cars
- I have a bathroom a few feet away
- I do not have to wear my running shorts over my compression shorts
- My hands will not be cold
- I do not have to go anywhere
I am going to get ready for my run as usual – have my water and my breakfast and get to it.
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