Yesterday it was dark and windy outside when I got home from work, so I hopped on treadmill for a 3 mile run. I kept it easy because I was really sore from the new workout I did on Wednesday. That’s a good thing, though! I spent a long time stretching after that run.
I was exhausted all day today after being kept awake most of the night by the insane 40 mph winds. I was convinced our windows were going to blow in at times, because the wind just never seemed to let up. It was ridiculously cold and windy all day (temp’s below zero with wind chill). I felt like I needed to bundle up like Randy from ‘A Christmas Story’ to stay warm.
All I really wanted to do after work was stay inside and go to sleep. I stayed inside, but figured I’d be better off getting a workout in and then going to bed early. So I got in a decent 4 mile run with miles 2-4 under 10 minute/mile pace.
I’ve actually really bonded with ‘Sven’ and going for a run on the treadmill is no longer about survival. I find a good TV show or movie to watch or I’ll rock out to some jams. If I do start to get bored, I just play with the speed and incline. I think the extra cushion from the treadmill is helping my shins as well, because they’ve been feeling really good lately. I’ve been diligent about icing and stretching to try and keep things that way.
I’m hoping to hit the trails with Barry tomorrow. We will be waiting until the afternoon so it can warm up a bit. In the winter I often wait to do my long run until late morning or early afternoon so that its not as cold.
Are you experiencing Arctic weather?
It’s going to be cold, windy, and snowy for the next week or so.
If you use a treadmill, have you found that your tolerance for it increases over time?
Do you go for your long run/workout later in the day during the winter?