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Snow Shoe Fail; Treadmill Wins

Well my plan of snow shoeing again today did not come to fruition.

First off, I slept pretty late. Then I needed to get some overdue cleaning done, in particular vacuuming. Then as we moved further into the afternoon and I still needed to make dinner and prep food for the upcoming week, it was much easier to hit the treadmill than to drive to the golf course and snow shoe for 2 hours.

My alternate plan was to “run” (if you call 12 minute mile running) for an hour. I managed just over an hour because I was so close to running 5 miles that I didn’t want to stop until I hit it. I ended up running (again, loosely used word) for 62 minutes that included a 5 minute walk/warmup.

You are probably wondering why I didn’t hit the bike/trainer for this hour. Well, with thoughts of a duathlon in my future, it’s good to start preparing. Another reason for running is that sometimes I feel I get more bang for my buck on the treadmill than on the bike. Yet one more reason is because we have a really nice treadmill and I’ll feel very guilty if I don’t use it more to justify it’s existence in our home.

I must admit that I don’t run nearly as much as I should. Granted, it doesn’t do anything for my biking abilities, but still, it’s good for aerobic fitness and bone density.

This week I’m back at my routine for training. The past rest week has really done a lot of good for me. I feel mentally recharged to refocus my training efforts on the bike, and the treadmill, too.


Sunday a group of friends were organizing a ride. I didn’t feel like joining them. However, I did feel like going for a run. So I did.

I ran 4 miles around the Baxter Boulevard, only stopping to grab a quick drink at each of the three water fountains. That’s not half bad for someone that hasn’t done any running since before cycling season.

This is the time of year I wind down with cycling and explore other workout options such as walking or running. Last November I even ran my first 5K. I’m considering another race this fall. Although just running a bit on my own is just as good.

I jokingly told a friend that the following day I probably wouldn’t be able to walk. I hate it when I’m right.

I had a really bad case of the DOMS Monday. I hobbled around the office all day. Not only did my quads, hamstrings, and glutes hurt, but my abs also hurt from the situps I did after the run.

I am a stupid enthusiastic fool!

I managed a walk Monday evening. I started out very slow but picked it up after a while because my legs were finally stretching out. I think it worked because today I was much less sore.

I’ll run again as soon as I can. It’s good strength training, my ultimate goal for next year. I might even manage to lose a few pounds in the process.