Thursday, October 1, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Yes I am alive and despite not posting anything here in 11 days-- I am running hard.

This past week has not been easy. Have you seen the commercial, not sure which product it is pimping, but it targets runners. The woman, is snug in her bed. Outside her window, the leaves are falling, the wind blowing-- it's clearly a fall brisk day. Despite her sheets pulling her back into the warm comfy bed-- she beats down temptation, laces up, and runs. Thats exactly what I have been dealing with. The temps took a dive this week (averaging low 60's day, low 40's night) which is rather early even for Buffalo-- I have been SOOO tempted to stay inside, next to the fire, comforting myself and stomach with delicious high calorie foods-- a casserole or something-- but I fought back and like the woman in the commercial-- pushed myself out the door.

average mileage past two weeks: 34

8 miles today-- the temp: 51F

I am meeting with my running group for Disney training runs this Saturday-- Will let you know how it goes!


  1. I'm feeling the opposite. It's 50 in Chicago today and I couldn't wait to get out. For some reason the fall WX is almost motivational. I just picked up the Nike+ Sport Band to start tracking my runs. I LOVE IT. Im going out o do 6.5 miles tomorrow.

  2. The colder temps are dark mornings definitely make the bed seem more inviting. Good for you! Keep it up.

  3. I guess autumn is here. Hot yesterday and today in Southern California - but they are talking wet stuff from the skies this weekend!

    Way to keep running!

  4. I am feeling the same way its nice and cold down in the W-V too :)

  5. Man, it was over 100 degrees heat index at Disney this weekend. I can't wait for the colder temps to come. I'm sick of coming home from runs dripping wet. I think I actually stay dryer when I run in the drizzle vs running in the sun.

    To answer your question from like 2 weeks ago, I think most training plans peak at 20 miles because the time spent training over 20 miles in a single run would generally require too much recovery to be useful.