Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Training Through the Worst of Winter

Hey Friends! What's everyone been up to this past week? 

Just like everyone else in Wisconsin, I'm sick of winter. I'm pretty sure at this same time last year, I was running outside in shorts. I keep having to remind myself that soon enough the weather will be perfect for running outside without fear of slipping on ice or bundling up in multiple layers. 

Until then, I'll stick with the treadmill and indoor track. Sure, they are boring but I figure at least I'm getting my miles in at the paces I need to run. Plus, I think all this indoor running has helped me build mental strength. I generally don't allow myself to watch the television on the machine, which means there's nothing to do but stare at the wall in front of me!

Here's my training plan for this week:

Monday: 6 miles @easy pace; 30 minutes strength training; 4-6 miles cycling
Tuesday: 8 miles speedwork; 4-6 miles cycling
Wednesday: 6 miles @easy pace; 30 minutes strength training; 4-6 miles cycling
Thursday: 6 miles @steady pace
Friday: 4 miles @easy pace
Saturday: 14 mile long run
Sunday: Rest day

What does your training include this week? Will you venture outside for a few miles or stick with the treadmill or indoor track?

This is no time to slack off - Spring races will be here before we know it! 

- ST

6 comments:

  1. "Plus, I think all this indoor running has helped me build mental strength."

    Great job finding the silver lining! I had never thought about this before, but it's totally true!

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  2. Ugh the snow! So over it! I heard it will be better this weekend though, so I'm hoping to get in some outside miles!

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    1. Yes, this weekend should be decent for running outside as long as the sidewalks are clear!

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  3. I can't wait to get outside! As long as it's 40+, I'm game.

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    1. 40+ sounds pretty heavenly to me :)

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