This past week of training was a cut back week for me. I only ran three times, and all three were on the treadmill due to the boatload of snow we got over the weekend.
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 3 mile easy run in the morning before work with Sven. I also did some strength training (10 minutes of abs and some squats, lunges, push ups, and planks) after work in the evening.
Wednesday – Rest. Normally I do a hill workout on Wednesdays but I had the worst headache all day, probably due to the change in weather.
Thursday – Cross training: 30 Day Shred level 1 DVD workout in the evening.
Friday – 6 mile hill workout with Sven as the snow came down heavy outside. I did eight hill repeats for nearly 650 feet in elevation gain total. I’m always worried about being able to get a quality workout in on the treadmill, but my legs were sore the next morning so I know this was a good one.
I also carried in this whole pile of wood by myself after my run to feed our woodstove throughout the weekend. I didn’t put it down in my running log as cross training, but I think it probably should have counted as some. 🙂
Saturday – Strength training: just 10 minutes of abs. The rest of the day was spent enjoying the nearly two feet of snow we got. It was super windy all day, too, which led to snow drifts from 4 to 8 feet deep. I considered taking a nap in the afternoon, but decided Hank and Scout had that pretty well covered.
Sunday – 8 mile long run with Sven in the morning. In the afternoon Barry and I dug my work vehicle out. Since we had so much snow, Barry went over to the farm and got a tractor to plow the driveway. We would have been shoveling until Tuesday if we had tried to do it by hand!
Total Miles: 17 miles
Who else got hit by this winter storm?