My running mileage is gradually increasing, but other workouts met an unexpected setback this week.
Strength workout and 2.5 mile run.
I set out for 3ish miles and decided along the way to make it 4.
I woke up to a notification that the roof of a gym at the university fitness center had caved in (due to snow). No one was hurt or in imminent danger, so the 5am text was really not necessary, I think….
Anway, the fitness center is obviously closed, with no re-opening date set yet. No gym or hydro run class for me today.
I planned to do a strength workout at home, then I…didn’t.
Long run. I headed out with Kara for the first 20 minutes of the run, and by the time I dropped her off at home I was sweltering even though the thermometer said 25 degrees. I changed into shorts and a light long sleeve, left my gloves and earwarmers at home, and finished my 6.5 miles without overheating. Apparently I’ve become a little too acclimated to 0-degree runs.
Kara and I headed to a trail for 3.6 miles. There are some log bridges on this trail that Kara refuses to cross, so I have to coax her to walk across the stream without me – because she also really hates letting me cross the bridges. On the way back I was calling her across the stream, not paying attention to my footing, and accidentally stepped off the trail…and waist-deep into the snow. At least I wasn’t wearing shorts like yesterday!
Weekly total: 16.6 miles, with almost 900 ft of elevation gain. I wasn’t thinking about the elevation until I noticed it on Strava – but it is about time to start planning in hills again.