Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow Days

Friday's cold weather extended to Saturday. So I spent 3 hours on my trainer watching TV.
Sunday I got up and discovered it was above freezing. So I mixed up a bucket of mortar and stuck down the tiles Ronnie had spent all day Saturday cutting. I got the tiles done and everything cleaned up. By then I didn't feel like going to the pool. So another missed swim.
Monday was MLK Day so I was scheduled off to be home with the kids. I got up early to get my speed run and swim done before Ronnie left for work. I did the one mile warm up then went straight into the 800's. 4 of them with 2 minutes walking between. I ran them at a 7:25, 7:37, 7:26, 7:11 pace. I almost puked after the last one. Finished up with a 10 minute cool down then changed and went to the pool. I swam 2000 yards 5 x (400 swim & 100 drill).
Tuesday turned into a snow day. So I slept in and did my 1:45 ride around 11 while watching Hancock. Got in 29.75 miles of going nowhere.
This morning was yet another snow day. I got up at 6 for my tempo run. 1 mile easy, 5 miles at planned marathon pace and 1 mile easy. It was COLD again. The temp wasn't as low as Fridays run but it felt colder to me. I did the easy 1 mile then picked up the pace. 8:44, 8:53, 8:44, 8:39 and 8:19. I slowed it down again for a final loop of my neighborhood. I returned home with frozen eyelashes.
Going to work on removing the ply board floor in the bathroom today and have swim class tonight.
It is suppose to be in the low 50's tomorrow so maybe the kids will be able to return to school and I can get back to work.

4 comments:

david said...

Talk about my pacing....I'm the one that is going to have trouble keeping up with you....Hope the "thaw" comes SOON!

Missy said...

Sounds like your sinking in tiles! I'm sure it looks great but your back must be killing you by now.

Colin Timberlake said...

Way to give' er!

Firefly's Running said...

I sympathize about the cold. It really wreck with one's plans.