The buzzword for this week was soreness. After my first race in many months, the Granite State Snowshoe Championship, my calves were SORE.
Running was actually tough for a few days; I felt like my calves had run a marathon with the last 10k at my 5k pace… Luckily by Saturday they started to feel normal, just in time for the -15º windchill!
This week was much colder than past weeks, especially the last few days. Next week, we are expecting a March snowstorm, and could see 8-12″ or more!
Here’s a brief rundown of the week. Fairly uneventful, but this week was my biggest since September. A down week is next, followed by bigger training!
Links are to Strava if you’re really that interested.
Monday: Rest and recovery (and food)
Thursday: Easy 9mi jog in the brutal wind.
Friday: Rest and recovery
Saturday: -10ºF windchill! 3.1mi on trails, but it was too icy to be safe, even with screw shoes, followed by 6.1mi on the roads
Sunday: 16 miles, 1250ft gain on the roads, 7:34/mi. WINDY. This run felt pretty good considering the cold, the wind, and that I went in a little sore.
Total: 50.1mi, 6hr 35min
The life of a runner this week in the northeast can be summed up succinctly by this video:
Have a good week everyone!