Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weekly Log: 5-Jan to 11-Jan-2014: Icebox

Welcome to a new year!  Time to buckle down and get into both starting triathlon training as well as Boston.

Spinning 45 minutes.  5:30am class; aiming for this to be a routine.  Liked the instructor and varied workout; didn't care for the music.  Only saving music was the final song, "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin.  I never knew that this had Tolkien lyrics!  Seth, being a Led Zep and LOTR aaficionado probably did.
850 yards.  3rd time in the pool this season; gradually increasing the yardage.

6 miles.  Lunchtime Misquamicut run.  21 degrees was the high!  Felt fine until I reached the beach, sunk in sand with both feet, and ocean water poured over me up to my calves.  Long hot shower back home trying to revive the frozen toes.

7 miles.  Wellesley, MA.  15 degrees.  Shorts.  Decided to stay nearer the [Charles River] YMCA in case I got too cold.  Thought about a track workout, but when I got to the track, it was covered in snow and slick in a few spots.  Ran laps around an athletic field that is almost 1 mile in circumference.  Was happy to see two other runners, albeit not in shorts.

5 miles. 1 degree!  This is the weather that separates the men from the boys.  Dug out my tights for the first time of the season, and donned a balaclava as well.  By Mile 2, I was toasty!

The latest in running fashion!
5 miles.  Champlin trails on freshly fallen snow.  Fun!

3 miles.  Run with Jana on South County Bike Path, in between events at Matthew's invitational at URI.

7 miles.  Resolution 5K.  Write-up shortly.

Weekly mileage totals:
1x, 0.5 miles.
1x, 45 minutes.
34 miles.

Week wrap:  On the plus side, happy that I actually started biking (spinning) and swimming, and had a fun time as usual as Resolution 5K.  On the downside, really disappointed with 34 miles of running.  Yes, cold weather and on-and-off shin splints played into that, but on the other hand, I only have 14 weeks left before Boston (YIKES!) and need to step it up.

1 comment:

  1. The guys in Zepplin were big Tolkien fans - a bunch of their songs have LOTR references. Pretty cool!