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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Running

Yesterday the weather in Chicago was a nice 50-degree day.  I got to run outside in shorts.

Today?  We got over 4 inches of snow and had to pull out all of my winter weather running gear, bundle up, and was not warm until mile 4 of a 6 mile run.  We ran on snow-covered trails/path.  I've never done this before and although my pace was probably the slowest I've ever run 6 miles in, it felt like I was working so hard.  Running in the snow and through it is hard work. 

I got an email today from The Polar Dash people and they are rescheduling the race until next weekend.  I was disappointed to read this, but they said they had to postpone the race for safety reasons.  I now have to decide how many miles I am going to run on Sunday.  I'm torn...

This is a step-back week for me, where my long run (in this case, race) is supposed to be shorter.  Do I run 12 or 13 miles, as originally planned?

Or do I run my long run distance for next week (18 miles) this week? 

Decisions, decisions.  What would you do?

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with whatever you choose!

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  2. That's tough...if you're looking at polar dash as a PR attempt, I'd stick with the step back. But if you wanted to run it more for fun, I'd do the 18 this weekend.

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  3. 4 inches that is crazy. You make me feel like a wus. I am running 10 miles on a treadmill because Dallas is like 40 degrees and to me that is cold.

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