Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Run a Bust

Hello all,  

Today is a bummer.  I set out this morning on my 23k run (only four more long runs to go!).  I was a little worried because it was quite a winter stirring last night.  However, I bundled up and got myself prepared for the cold.  My friend was meeting me on the second loop and she bailed out this morning because of the wind!  So off I went down the road.  At 1km I realized it was much colder than I thought.  At around 2km, the wind was blowing and when it got strong (which was a lot) it would blow wind and snow on my face...it felt like little tiny daggers on my cheeks!  At 3km, I turned around and ran home.  

So there you go.  What started as 23km ended up being 6km which I may have run in record time. Winter really blows.  

Tomorrow I am going to a local indoor track to run 6 million laps around and get my 23km for my long run.  It is not ideal but better than a treadmill for 2.5 hours. Next week it is back up over 30k again so let's start hoping for some sun!

Instead, my husband, kids and I are heading out to pick up our tree from a local farm.  The children are extremely excited and I am also anxious to get out the decorations and lights.  Some family for dinner tonight and back to work again tomorrow!  

15 comments:

Melanie said...

i chickened out on running my 13k outside this morning too. I'm finally back to running and was so scared of slipping somewhere on a covered patch of ice... so i ran it on a treadmill. not the most fun i've had, but better than the freezing cold. Good luck on your laps tomorrow. :)

Kim said...

Winter does blow. The track will be better for you tomorrow. Bundle up-go get your tree-have a good time with the fam and then run run run those laps tomorrow.

MJ said...

don't beat yourself up. running in driving wind and snow really sucks. hammer it out tomorrow.

cheers,

Marci said...

Its freeezzzzinngg out today. I am going over to the Dome later today to run. Still recovering from the cold.

SuperDave said...

Thanks for stopping by! The more the merrier right?
You are a real runner by your distances. I'm just a fake runner.. ;)

Stay warm in that Canadian air!
If u can...

Alexandra said...

UGH! Our weather right now sounds like what yours is like! Lucky though, I am not training for anything so the 5km Santa Shuffle yesterday was my weekend run. Enjoy your day with your family and getting into the Christmas spirit! What about posting a photo of your tree once it's all decorated!

Nicole said...

Sorry the weather derailed you. Good effort. Hope you found a great tree.

The Happy Runner said...

If it is any consolation, I think a lot of us are dealing with the snowy, windy, really cold conditions. I know it doesn't really help but, you're not alone in thinking the winter blows!

Jenny said...

I feel your pain...it was -2 F here this morning. I managed 4 miles, no wind makes a huge difference (and there wasn't any). Although the I pod gave up about 1/2 way (too cold, darn thing).

Good luck tomorrow. And yes, winter blows!

Prairie Girl said...

Good luck tomorrow - hopefully it gets your training back on track (pun intended). :)

Winter does make for challenging conditions. Sometimes it's just better to get a good workout in rather than fight the cold/wind. We got dumped on here today - should making running the rest of the week rather challenging. It's that time of year I suppose. Just keep in mind how NICE it will be to run in Florida. No snow there in January :)

Landy said...

Winter is definitely not my favorite time of year. Sorry about your run. I agree that track running is much more fun than the treadmill, although 23k on a track might be another story. Hope you have some good tunes to distract you.

Legs and Wings said...

It's these kinds of situations that will continue to grow your character as a runner. I think most of us have had to turn back at some point - especially here in the northern reaches. That's tough and disappointing.

Sounds like you've got resolve though. I get the feeling you're tougher than you think. You may be a little wiser than you believe.

Joe said...

Hey, it's OK. Sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate (stupid weather). I can't do treadmills either. I hope your run today goes well.

Joe
www.fitnessgeekga.wordpress.com

Marlene said...

I don't blame you - the weather yesterday was BRUTAL. Good luck at the track!

RunToFinish said...

Wind is the worst!! I usually think I'm fine until it starts to sting or actually blow me backwards.