Let it snow

After doing my first speed work session as part of my formal training for the 26.2 with Donna on a snowy icy track, I was determined to get out early yesterday because snow was in the forecast again.

It was pretty darn cold, about 18 degrees, and windy. I went back in my house twice after leaving to add another layer. Finally, though I was track bound. On the schedule 6 x 800.

Based on my goal race pace, my goal time for the 800's is 4:20. But since last time, I did all my repeats in under 4 minutes, I decided to shoot for that again.  I was so happy to be running fast to warm myself up that I did my first repeat in 3:51. I then ticked off the rest in 3:55, 3:53, 3:56, 3:57, 3:54. I could definitely feel the extra 2 repeats at the end. My legs were starting to feel like jelly. Mentally it was harder than last time too, because I knew I had more to do. 

Overall though, I am surprised at how much I like the speed work. I absolutely hate the treadmill, but I don't seem to mind going around and around the track. It's also really fun to push myself through a shorter distance since the rest of running is usually a slow steady slog.

I was done with my workout, home, and showered by 10 am and off to Stone Mountain Center for the Arts. I was taking my Dad to their Christmas show as his Christmas present. It was a lovely day. We drove in the snow way out to the back woods of Western Maine and then this beautifully restored barn appears like a dream. We ate amazing food, listened to some amazing music, and watched the snow fall through the huge windows.

 Then I came home and tucked myself into a warm, cozy bed with the BF to watch the very late Patriots game. I will not lie, I slept through most of it, and woke up to this.

I love snow and I love Christmas.

What are you loving right now?


  1. I am sure you don't want to hear this, but I am JEALOUS of your snow! ;)

    The show sounds fun! Especially seeing the snow fall :)


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