What a horrid cold week! I talked to my boy who was in Geneva this weekend and enjoyed two 66 degree days. Here it was a lovely 39 and 36 degrees. I have gotten good and tired of this cold weather. It has been lousy since December began. December felt cold in the 40's, but January has been primarily upper 30's. The only good news is that it has been dry so that we have not been pelted with snow. The forecast over the next few days doesn't look much better.
Got 4 runs in again this week of three bye 8K and one 9K. Back is slowly improving, but until it is symptom free and it gets warmer, I will just keep taking it easy....
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.