Run
  • 35m 11s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 48s /Mi

17:44 (8:52) out
17:24 (8:41) back
all in the daylight!

Must say frustration is setting in.  I have not nailed down my race schedule for year and I need some goals.  With no races on immediate horizon, and therefore, no goals, my motivation to run in this stupidly cold weather is zero.  My weight is creeping up (5 pounds since Disney).  My schedule is causing issues with my spring schedule:  Synette de mai, same day (& time) as my nephew's graduation from college. So NO synette de mai.  Bear trax 20k same weekend as my daughter's state gynmastics meet, so NO Bear Trax.  (outside chance meet is on sunday or sat. PM and then I could race if it doesn't sell out). Now we are taking family trip to visit some colleges for my 'soon to be a senior' daughter, the weekend after Easter, so NO Trail Breaker or South South 1/2.  Don't get me wrong these are all important things that I am making choices to do, but just frustrating they are all falling on weekends of races. 

So tonight I will try and run some of these frustrations off and come up with a new plan.

Rest day, as we took my daughter out for dinner for her birthday.  In bizarre end to evening both my wife and I hit deer on way home.  I had driven to restaraunt seperate because I came straight from work.  Driving home I was in front of my wife on a curvy, wooded road when two deer came running out of woods.  The first one got past me, but I clipped the second one.  (some minor damage to front end of my car.) Unknown to me, some of the rest of the group of deer went behind me and one of those deer ran right into front of my wife's car (which was basically stopped at that point) (again, thankfully, minimal damage)
Bike
  • 36m
  • 10.00 miles
  • 16.67 Mi/hr

trainer
w/u 15
m/s 6 x 30" (with 30 sec ez between) big ring sprints
10 min big ring steady effort
c/d 5

Last year on this date it was 75 and sunny.  The year before that I ran in shorts.  I don't usually like to live in the past, but this week I might.

UPDATE Feel like a wimp, but couldn't bear to run outside today, so I got on trainer.  Worked hard for once, especially on sprints.  Brought back memories of old days of Jorge's winter plans (in fact I think this was one of those sessions)

Sport
  • Snow Shoveling
  • 30m
ok I'm done with this now.

Run
  • 44m 35s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 08m 55s /Mi

out 22:35 (9:01 pace)
back 21:58 (8:47)

Bike
  • 30m
  • 8.00 miles
  • 16.00 Mi/hr

sleepy ez spin on trainer reading Lincoln.

Legs were a little more beat up than I was expecting after yesterday (especially my shins, from hills I presume) so took it ez today.  ez run, which was sunny, but not very pleasant out again.  Then tonight  'read a book' ez spin on trainer to accompany my daughter as she worked out on the stationary bike. 

Run #1
  • 13m
  • 1.50 miles
  • 08m 40s /Mi

run to/from parking lot

Run #2
  • 46m 46s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 07m 32s /Mi

Luck of the Irish 10k
splits
1. 7:35
2. 7:24
3. 7:49
4. 7:30
5. 7:19
6. 7:32

It wasn't flat.  It wasn't nice out.  It was nice to hang out with friends.  It was nice to PR by close to 3 minutes.

Bike
  • 42m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 17.14 Mi/hr

trainer ride, small ring

So I am doing 'something with Irish in the name' 10k tomorrow.  The hope/plan was to get a PR at the 10k distance.  Now weatherman is saying it will be snowing.  My goal is the same, it will just be tougher.

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