A Snowy Day = No Running – RunLog 12/3/19

Yeah, I could run outside today, but if I ain’t even driving anywhere, why on earth would I want to run outside?

To prove my machismo, how tough I am or any of those other things I could say. Nope, if it is too bad for me to drive to the gym, it means it is too bad to run outside.

Period.

Besides that is what we got that fancy-dancy elliptical for last year. No it is not running, but it is good cross training and when I use it, the aches and pains that I have when running disappear. So it gives the old body a break and who know might even strengthen some of the parts that need fixin or is that no pounding.

We unplug the elliptical after each time, so the date/time are way off.

To make a long story short, I did 8.0 miles on the elliptical while watching Falcon Park Colorado Virtual Run with Seth James DeMoor on YouTube. It helps make the time go by quicker and also lets me imagine running in places that I will never see.

Now to get ready for a couple of hours behind the snowblower, since it is the first one of the year, I will probably go ahead and turn on the GPS in walk mode to see how far my usual snowblowing will be worth cardio-wise. I know I also get in a helluva upper body workout tugging and twisting that beast of a snow blower around.

Snowblowing was worth about 2.25 miles of walking for two driveways and two hours of push and pull. We got about 6-8” of snow and it was ending just about the same time that I finished the driveways :-).

A Bit Chilly – RunLog 12/2/19

I got busy starting the initial process of researching a replacement for my iPad Pro last night (the battery is not holding a charge and it costs as much as a nice used Mac to replace). So if anyone has a lead on a Mac laptop for a decent (cheap) price let me know.

Which means that I forgot to write up my cold-arse run up in Waterville yesterday. So I will keep this short and sweet.

Snow halo around the sun, but we got lucky and the snow missed us yesterday. But it did not today.
Today’s snow

Planned Workout Description vs Actual: Easy run 5-7 miles, did almost 6.5 at a comfortable pace

Variables that impacted the run: Cold, windy, lots of clothes

Weather: Overcast, 26°F, Feels like 16°F, Humidity 61%, Wind 11mph from NE

• Day: Monday

• Course: Waterville Ramble

• Distance: 6.46

• Duration: 59:04

• Pace: 9:09

• Running Streak Day #: 4

• Comments: Typically this kind of day, I head inside and run on the treadmill. However, I had a bunch of errands to do in Waterville, so heading to Augusta’s Planet Fitness was really way out of the way.

So I sucked it up and ran in the chilly weather, but had a course where I could get back to the truck pretty quickly if I needed to. Which makes the run safer and better than what I could do at home.

I started out comfortably, battled the wind whenever I headed North, but fortunately I never really got cold. I dressed just right for a change, my typical overdressing for a run worked out fine today.

Shoes: Mileage (89.9) New Balance Fuel Cell Propel. Still bother that left toe a little more than I want, but it is not anything all that bad either. It is more a distraction than anything. The good thing I learned is that the Fuel Cell doesn’t loose its cushioning when it gets cold – so that is a good thing.