Monday, December 17, 2007
"Let it snow, Let it snow"
It definitely was an interesting training week for me. I had to take a couple of days off because of my inflamed ankle, it was down right painful for a day of two.
But I got tired of being on the boring stationary bicycle and did a little bit of miles starting Thursday. So since my ankle was feeling better, the weekend was for trying to put a little bit of trail time in my legs. I figure I'd start out safe and do some road running on Saturday. Okay not to bad, ankle does feel better and did 13 miles in a balmy 30 degrees,
So our usual Sunday group run rolls around. Crap there is 4 to 8 inches of snow on the ground.
Ring, Ring, Hmm, okay your not going okay.
Maybe I will go to the gym instead, sounds like a better plan.
Ring, Ring, your own your way to the trails. Crap, I guess I'm going as well.
Three of us showed up for our Sunday Snow follies.
Dang, that was some tough 9.5 miles in the deep snow. But worth being out there. A beautiful site at times seeing the newly dropped snow on the trails. So as one of my TRI-crazies said, "NO matter how BAD it is out here, it is better than being inside."
Tough running, but SO true. I also realized I'm not the only crazy one in our group of ours.
So now it's official, I'm signed up for my 1st 100 miler.
"Thank you for using the website to submit your event registration."
+--- Event Information ---+
Name of Event: 100 McNaughton Park Trail Runs
Distance: 100 Measurement: Miles
Date: Saturday April 12th, 2008
Start Time: 6:00 AM
I actually had this crazy notion on doing the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler in Texas on February 2nd as a training run for McNaughton. But that was even a little bit crazy even in my book. But that should leave me some wiggle room to maybe try a mountain trail run instead. Now that would be an adventure.
Well hopefully everybody has gotten their Christmas shopping out of the way. As for me, it's a crazy jungle out there in the malls, Thank God for Internet shopping.