Wednesday, April 09, 2008


That's what it was out there today, the aftermath of overnight storms, none of which I even heard. I hesitated about going out to run, deciding to check the afternoon weather, telling myself if it cleared up, I could go then. The more I thought about it, for once I decided to just go out and get it done.

Its not that I didn't want to run, I just wanted it to be sunny and hot, like last week in Florida. But experience has shown me that waiting until later in the day means it probably won't happen at all--one thing or another gets in the way.

So I decided to dress and get out the door before the sun came up, once again becoming the Queen of Darkness.

It wasn't as bad as I feared. The first and last parts of the run were straight into the wind, but its April, after all, so there is a touch, just a small touch, of warmth in the air, even if there was a windchill.

I've resigned myself to knowing winter will last forever here. Its actually supposed to SNOW again this weekend. Sigh....

One thing I am finding with my training now compared with a month ago is there is no turning back to getting back on the treadmill. I just cannot do it for a while again. I also find that running several short runs and one long run works a lot better for me, mentally and physically, than trying to do one short, one medium, and one long run. The medium runs were starting to turn out to be almost long runs, so by the time I needed to really get in a long run, I felt like I'd already done it, so either skipped it or had some bad runs. It might be too late to salvage my half marathon training, but I'll do what I can in the time left.

Which leads to another dilemma. I thought the half marathon was May 3. Turns out it is April 26. What was I thinking??


Flo said...

Yowza!! That's not a good mistake!! I wish we had a little wind. It is so still here, nothing is moving. Yuck!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

ooopsie on the scheduling misunderstanding.

btw, I ended up doing the same thing...two shorter runs, one long run. No medium anything. But for me it's mostly an issue of time management.

SWTrigal said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better it is snowing today in New Mexico too. Gotta be Spring someday..

Marcy said...

Ooohh no way!! Snow again?!? I think we're only supposed to get rain (crossing my fingers) Uggghhhh

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds as though you are more than'll be fine.

Hope the weather holds for you. Spring is coming, right????

we have a snow forcast for Sunday and I have 32K to run....will this weather ever warm up?

jahowie said...

All that fun in the sun must have temporarily messed you up. I'm sure that you will still be fine on the 26th.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you noticed the real race date :)

Yeah...sometimes those medium long runs are hard to get in.

WADDLER26.2 said...

We are expecting snow also. I too will not return to the treadmill. Do you think spring will ever come??

At least you found out about the half now instead of in 2 weeks/