Summer also showed up last Monday. It was fifty two degrees which (honestly) felt like a boiling hot heatwave. Eric and I stripped down to summer duds and ran a recovery run together like lovahs.
|BIG HAYOUGE SNOWBANK!|
But.... I had a quite good run. There were Sheriffs driving all over town, which was both interesting and confusing. I was very curious about what they where up to, but one can't exactly flag them down and ask them. So, my questions went unanswered.
|Bitch Hill on April 5th. STILL SNOWY.|
OBVIOUSLY for more weather related reasons (it pays to plan your whole training week around the forecast! be like me and let the weather report be your guide!)
So yeah. No running but plenty of Expert Water Relocation. This is what one does, when flooding is not something you want to see happen. Plus, it is fun. Playing in mud is terrific.
|It is hereditary. I see mud, I want to move it around. I AM MY DAD OMG.|
|Mile repeats, done. Still cold enough for a vest...|
10 miles at an 8:35 pace, in 40 degree gusting wind, ominous swirling clouds, and sleet pelting down for the first three miles.
I saw a female fisher cat, and was excited to see some high water in the stream.
(I like nature and crap, and enjoy high water, watching the ice go out and such. I am a proper Mainer who drives around after a big storm to see what kind of chaos Mother Nature threw down. *apparently* not everyone does this. weird. )
|NATURE!!! HIGH WATER!!!!!|
And then, I celebrated the FINAL can of my favorite beer of the winter....
|I must buy more....|
|(BTW, today was Monday the10th and it was 72... HELLO)|
Sigh. I'll make the best of it no matter what. We all know that the risk of a Spring marathon is that random warm day and, for SURE, it could be worse.
I plan not to even bother checking again for a few days. It helps that I am quite busy this week.
Anyway. Here are the stats.
Miles run: 34.6
Longest run: 10
Other: TWO full blown core/strength days plus one abs/hips day and stretching.
Wildlife sightings: One Fisher Cat
Low/High temps: 30/52 and snow and sleet and all kinds of crap
How am I feeling? Totally decent. 100% better than before Hartford (which does NOT mean I will run faster. not at all. but I feel great which counts for a lot.)
Beer of the week: My FINAL Trillium Mettle.... So delicious. So gone