living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

The cold unmotivating rain

I hate it when it's cold enough to snow but it rains. And even though it's right at 32 degrees, this rain isn't cold enough to make driving a nightmare. I'd rather that be the case. There's just a little bit of ice on the trees. But it is cold and annoying enough to skip the gym tonight and sit in and do nothing but complain that it's not snowing. Instead of getting backed up on my DVR, I'll be watching "American Idol" or "Biggest Loser" live tonight. Will someone please fall off the treadmill already?? I did, however, get in a great workout yesterday - a half-mile walk and 1.2 mile run with my dog; 3.1 miles on the runner elliptical; and 6.2 miles on the bike. I covered those 11 miles in just a little more than an hour's time. I was a bit surprised today that my legs are tired ... it's a different tired than I'm used to with running. Tomorrow I plan to hit the treadmill for some speedwork and maybe a little bit of something else. I want to get in a 2-mile tempo run at an 8-minute mile or better pace, but I've never really tried that on the treadmill.

Lastly I want to give a quick shout-out to my friend and co-worker twice over Stephanie, who is training for the Monument Avenue 10k in March. You can find her blog here. She's looking for readers and I think that her blog is definitely worth checking out.