It’s been a couple of days since I passed last year’s mileage and for the rest of 2011 my plan is just to maintain my regular running routine of 8-10 km runs with a longer run on Sundays. I figure I can stick with this plan until I officially register and start training for May’s Ottawa Marathon.
Yes it has only been a couple of days but so far I have managed to stick with the plan. However, tonight’ conditions made my run a little more challenging. Here is a look down the street as I headed out tonight…
This was just the start of a storm expected to bring us 15 cm, or 5-6 inches, of snow by tomorrow morning. It’s great news if you are looking to go skiing but in terms of running it makes things a little more challenging.
I had intended to do a tempo run but in conditions like this you have to let your goal pace go and just focus on getting in your intended distance. I tried from the start to run at my tempo pace but by the halfway point had to slow down because I was having to work harder to try and maintain my tempo pace.
In the end I completed 8 km in 38 minutes tonight which is probably about as quick as I could have completed the distance tonight.
How do you deal with running in the snow?