Sunday, March 02, 2008

Failed Run

It looked pretty today...
And I found a new angle for the hotel
But the conditions were really on the nasty side today. The road was snow covered, slippery and slushy and the wind was blowing a gale, almost stopping me in my tracks in places. The run started out alright as I spent some time running slowly around some of the back streets of town but there was very little spring in my tired legs. The slipping backwards with every step didn't help much either despite using Yaktrax for extra grip. These are fine on ice but don't do alot in slush and light snow cover.

Today's schedule called for 22 miles but I found myself back home for a gatorade refill after 11 miles. It was with great difficulty that I headed out for another loop of the town at an even slower pace than ever. This time around the wind stopped me in my tracks several times and I found myself walking but still miles from home. Then decided to pack it in and headed back home with the intention of finishing off the run on the treadmill. Arrived back home with 17 miles in the bank but after walking for 10 minutes on the mill I finally threw in the towel and hit the showers. It was a tough day at the races. Time to recuperate...

I hope your day went better than mine. Have a good week.

6 comments:

robtherunner said...

I can't believe you contemplated the treadmill in the first place. Tough conditions out there! Probably best to call it a day like you did.

Jamie said...

You can tell it was really windy from that third picture. Not a lot of tree cover to help things out either. Great job in tough conditions.

J. Garry Power said...

Tough conditions to try and log that kind of mileage in. You still managed to put in a pretty decent workout. Hopefully the weather will become a little better soon.

Kurt said...

sorry the weather isn't cooperating out there! try down dog for the hamstrings.. basic yoga pose, but ease into it if you're sore

DawnB said...

that was some effort

Grellan said...

17 miles in that weather is very impressive.