My week in a tidy, summarized format:
Rest day. Didn't even do any cross training. Just rested.
7.1 miles. 15 degrees. Clear sky. Big, bright moon. Orion was my constant companion.
8 miles. 15 degrees. Clear sky. Huge full moon rising over the eastern horizon while I ran. The ice on the lake heaved and cracked as I ran along edge. It sounded like a gunshot in the quiet stillness of the night.
Rested. Just wasn't feeling great. A good night's sleep had me feeling 100% better the next day.
6.4 miles. Snow and -5 degrees. Just concentrated on busting through about 4 inches of new snow. The wind was brutal. Some drifting in the more open areas.
6.2 miles. Flurries and 4 degrees. Windy and drifting snow. Got the miles in and that's about it.
12.2 miles. Sunny and 15 degrees. Bright sunshine makes a huge difference in how I feel during a run. Especially in the middle of winter. It's dark and cloudy here so much in the winter that any sun is welcome right now. Loaded up some podcasts from Trail Runner Nation to keep me company on my run.
Total miles for the week worked out to 39.9. What is it with me finishing .1 miles short of a round number lately? Crazy.
I've found for my long runs on roads, I enjoy listening to podcasts while I'm out there. What are some of your favorites? Share them in the comments below.
Lately I've been enjoying
Trail Runner Nation and UltraRunner Podcast. It's fun listening to knowledgeable folks discuss running while I'm running.