Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Running in the Winter

OK, so I did a 7 miler tonight and I am still slightly recovering from being sick the last 2 days...after a not so great 6 miler yesterday (cut back from 8 miles that I had wanted to run) I did the 7 in the dark, average pace of 9:18...was the best I could manage, but I have to say I have found I do need to slow down with the roads the way they are. Icy in spots, slushy, wet and black ice...that's fun. I managed to maintain an upright position the entire time, but I have a feeling it is doing a bit of something else to my legs. It really is a workout maintaining balance when the roads are dangerous and dark. I also don't think I ate nearly enough today and I know I didn't drink enough...in fact I should get offline and get myself some water and relax a bit, let my body recover more. Today's run was much better than the way I was feeling during yesterdays though. The weather isn't bad either, still fairly warm in the lower 30s, only a light wind, just dark...and dangerous roads!! Oh well...it's an adventure right?

4 comments:

Kurt said...

Just becareful with the Ice. How is the job search stuff going?

JustRun said...

Be careful on that ice. I got a pair of Yaktrax (you should Google them) and they have helped me SO much on all this ice and packed snow we have around here right now. They are good stuff!

Thanks for your comment on my blog- that's so funny!

Firefly's Running said...

Watch out for the ice. I love the YakTracks and highly recommend them.

Don said...

I do find that a headlight is a big help to keep from slipping or stumbling. Regardless, congrats for doing it!