I had to take TheWife’s car to the shop so this morning Bennie and I walked back (yes it was a bit slippery down-back), which meant this afternoon, I had to run there to get it.
Usually, this isn’t really a big deal it is only about 2.5 miles away, but today was a strange day, it was raining, foggy and a little icy earlier, which meant that this run was a little trickier.
The fog was horrible, it got worse the further down the hill I went and because of the freezing rain earlier, the sides of the road were tricky at best. Any snow had a layer of ice on it, which meant that I couldn’t just jump off to the side of the road to avoid oncoming traffic quickly or easily.
About 1.5 miles into the run a car without its lights on appeared suddenly out of the fog, going way too fast for the conditions, with a car coming from the other direction. I had to quickly jump into the ditch, slipped and almost fell. Luckily I was able to get off the road quickly enough to avoid getting hit and didn’t fall and hurt myself.
That one scared me.
I had planned to do a little longer run, but after that I just hustled over to M&A to get off the roads and got TheWife’s car.
I didn’t feel like I was anywhere near done, but in this fog I wasn’t going to run on the roads and take more chances. So I decided to go to the gym and finish my run on the treadmill. Yes I had scheduled 3.0 today, but I felt like I needed more, so I started out with the idea of doing 5.0 and ended up doing 6.0 on the ‘mill.
Here is the treadmill workout that I did:
- 1.0 mile @ 7.5 mph
- 1.0 mile @ 7.6 mph
- 1.0 mile @ 7.7 mph
- 1.0 mile @ 7.8 mph – all with 1.0% incline
- 1.0 mile @ 8.0 mph
- 1.0 mile ladder going from 8.1 mph to 9.0 mph
Total of 6.0 miles in 46:00 minutes
- Shoes: Altra Instinct 1.5 for the 2.52 mile run outside and they felt great!
- The one thing that the gym is pretty adamant about is not wearing street shoes, so I wore my Altra Instinct 1.0’s. Which in reality was a good choice, they felt comfortable and I was able to do a nice paced workout in them for my first run in them since November.
I really wish that I had continued to run in my Altra’s, I can tell that my form is better and my knees are not aching like they were starting to do.
Socks: Swiftwick Gray Pursuits
Top: Yellow sleeveless tech shirt
Bottom: Black Nike Pro Combat Compression shorts, Nike running shorts with orange/red piping.
Outerwear: Blue New Balance Running jacket for outside run, HiVis Converta Gloves, HiVis Brooks ballcap
Breakfast: Black Coffee, 1/3 Cup Oatmeal, 1/3 Cup Blueberries, Flax Seeds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, medium banana
Vitamins: Simply Right Mature Men MultiVitamin, Simply Right Glucosamine HCI 300 mg, Swanson High potency Dry Vitamin D-3 – 1,000 iu, Swanson Turmeric 720 mg, Swanson Bee Propolis 550 mg