• 23m 16s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 07m 46s /Mi

out 11:57 (7:57)
back 11:18 (7:31)

planned not rest day.  Can't believe I am getting excited for temps in the 40's later this week. 

UPDATE Usually tuesday is speedwork, so I had little time so I moved quickly.  Good stuff.

planned rest day
  • 1h 27m 09s
  • 10.00 miles
  • 08m 43s /Mi

out 43:58 (8:47 pace)
back 43:10 (8:37 pace)

  • Stretching
  • 05m
Pretty satisfy 'long' run.  Pleased I negative split with a stiff breeze in my face on return trip.  I'm liking that all these runs are easily sub 9, even after running 4 days in a row.

  • 1h 08m 49s
  • 8.00 miles
  • 08m 36s /Mi

out 34:27 (8:36)
back 24:21 (8:35)

  • 33m
  • 9.00 miles
  • 16.36 Mi/hr

ez trainer ride

Nice to run in sun and the 'heat' of the day. (mid 30s) Bonus: ran part of this on Glacier trail which was surprisingly dry and devoid of snow.  Speaking of surprises, surprised at how easy this pace has been coming.

  • 51m 27s
  • 6.00 miles
  • 08m 35s /Mi

26:13 (8:44) out
25:13 (8:24) back

Nice to run in the daylight.  On return trip really tried to focus on form. Seemed to help.  May not be running enough, but the runs I do have felt good.

  • 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)

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