Sunday, January 31, 2010

I wish I had as much fun in the snow as my nephew above, but in reality training wise, it's been a rather hard week because of the weather.

My region started getting some serious snow and winds Wednesday, but I managed to get up at 3am and get a run in before it really started. Temperature was -4c, cold but ok as long as the wind isn't too strong.

Saturday and Sunday was a whole different story. My 8 km recovery run on Saturday was done on a 1.5 km stretch of clear sidewalk and my 26 km Sunday medium long run, first on snow covered sidewalks, roads and track and after 19 km a short stretch of resonable snow free pavement that I ran again and again.
Very difficult and exhausting conditions. I considered aborting my 26 km run several times but managed to complete it after much effort. If this weather continues, I'm considering purchasing a subscription to the local gym and use their treadmills, however boring they are.

Mon: rest
Tue: 13 km w/10x100m strides
Wed: 19 km medium long run
Thu: 8 km recovery
Fri: 14 km general aerobic
Sat: 8 km recovery
Sun: 26 km medium long run

Total for the week: 88 km


  1. Uggg. I feel your pain. We're having one of the worst winters in memory. Just 2 miles on the treadmill this morning was horrible.

  2. I just can not imagine those training conditions Brian, very harsh indeed, at least from the perspective of us here in the southern hemisphere. You weekly distance looks very impressive.


  3. @Melly, same here! and there seems to be no end in sight.

    @Runningman, I'm so envious. I've actually started fantasizing about moving somewhere warm, or at somewhere without 10 inches of snow everywhere :)

  4. Brian, we are starting our long runs at 5:30am to avoid the heat! Looks like your program is going great.