Thursday, December 18, 2008
I plowed last night.
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with running. It was sent to me and I liked it ....so I thought I would share it. The thing to remember is the speed they are traveling plus the fact that the picture was taken by a pilot in the third plane...while flying! A weak comparison would be to think of how difficult it would be to take a picture while driving a car in heavy traffic
I have been finding it more and more difficult to get my runs in. The holiday tasks of shopping, putting up a tree and decorating, a few other distractions and my week time nights are all shot.
Yesterday morning I threw my ass out of bed at 3:30 am (again) and pulled off a quick speed run of 2.5 miles and an easy cooldown of .5 It actually felt good to do some speed work. I mainly did that because my time was limited before work.
I wish I could do that every day but I need at least some beauty sleep. last night after I plowed, I convinced myself that I would get up early this morning and run.
I woke up at 3:10, 3:28, 3:41, 3:55 and finally rolled out of bed at 4:05 ....took a shower and headed for work. I guess I just couldn't get the rolling out of bed technique working....I did fine with the waking up part though.
After rethinking my position and forcing the sandmans gunk from my eyes, I decided I will shoot for tonight when I get home and if that fails I will surely get up Friday morning.....yeah that will work.
I am pretty excited about the fact that a second and possibly third snow storm is coming this weekend.....I have my snow shoes ready and I am geared up!
Treadmill -- morning speed run
5% grade and #5.5 - 6 speed
1st mile 7:35
2nd mile 7:22
last half and kick 6:33