Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The New Snowy Tundra

The weather is turning bad here in northeast Ohio. The snow is falling and it doesn't look like it will be letting up any time soon. We haven't had a lot of snow this winter, but it looks like we'll be making up for tonight. We bought a snow blower at the start of winter, but we have only used it once so far. That will change today.

After being out and about in the cold weather the past few days, I don't think I am going to run the race on Saturday. It will probably be about 22 degrees at race time. I don't think I can handle that amount of cold. There is the obligatory standing around waiting for the race to start, then the 30 minutes or so of the race itself, then the walk back to the parking deck. When I first heard about the race, the forecast was showing about 35 degrees. Going down 10 degrees from 35 is a huge change. I had planned to run with Dave, but now he will probably be calling me a big wimp for the next week or so.

But on a better note, I ran a full 5k on the treadmill last night without taking a walk break. I made sure not to watch the display on the machine. I think watching it makes the distance feel a lot further because you just keep looking down waiting for every hundredth of a mile to tick off. I kept my eyes on the TVs. I watched about half an episode of Seinfeld and then a couple events on American Gladiators before I checked my progress. At that point, I was past 2.5 miles. And I only felt mentally as if I had run about a mile and a half. The last half mile was rough mentally, but it went fine physically.

1 comment:

Rae! said...

Great job on the run. Take care in the weather. 5k's are out there all year long. You do what is good for you.
Keep moving forward!