Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Speedy Monday, Snowy Tuesday

Let's start with the good. Yesterday the weather was beautiful -- the temps were above freezing, the sun was shining. I could hardly sit in my desk chair in the afternoon, I was so anxious to get outside and run. I quit a little early, changed into my running clothes and headed out for my speed workout.

The track was still snow covered, so I did my 6 by 800 on some neighborhood streets. I love 800's, they are definitely the speedwork I feel most comfortable with. I have an easier time motivating myself to run faster at the track where I can visualize the finish line. Running according to Garmin was a little more difficult for me, but I managed some speedy 800's. My iPod was definitely messing with me - it was like 8th grade all over again. New Kids on the Block, Spice Girls. There must be a little iPod fairy laughing her ass off somewhere as I'm running like mad woman singing along to NKOTB.

Now onto the bad. I did not believe the evil weather people when they said we were going to get a blizzard today. Apparently they were not lying. I was supposed to go up to Duluth this afternoon/evening to judge the high school mock trial state championships (I'm nerdy like that). I left the office at 2:00 and drove about 20 minutes before I decided there was just no way in hell that I was going up there. The freeway was completely snow covered and I am a total wuss about winter driving. I kept driving north as I had my secretary call and make sure they would survive without me. As soon as she called and gave me the okay, I turned around and headed back to the office. I HATE going back on commitments, but it just wasn't worth it to drive that far in this weather. Now I'm sitting in the office alone (sent the secretaries home - they don't have four-wheel drive) and wondering when I'll be able to run again. . .What happened to that spring-like weather?

11 comments:

RunWithMe said...

That blizzard sucks. Good that you bailed, not worth it to drive in that. Hope you can get back outside soon. At least you got a good track workout in before the snow hit...

Melanie said...

i think you made the right choice to be safe. great job on the speedy speedwork! :D

MCM Mama said...

Good job on the speedwork. Hope spring returns soon!

Marlene said...

I think mother nature has been teasing us all lately with the occasional beautiful day.

At least you were able to get your speed work done!

tfh said...

Darn. The weather has been such a tease! Nice job getting in those 800s though. I need you to send a little 800s love my way. I struggle through them!

D10 said...

I can even imagine having snow still falling! Oh and when I was in high school I participated in mock trial (nerd, I know)

The Happy Runner said...

March is such a tough month -- nice days followed by crappy ones. It's hard to plan!

Nice work on the 800s.

aron said...

that weather sucks :(

great job on the speedwork!! I have some intervals coming up and I have always just done them on my running paths, but I think I am going to give the track a try this time :)

I Run for Fun said...

Great speedwork! It's good you decided to turn back. I would too! Yoo hoo, spring, where are you???

Melanie said...

I'm totally living out a childhood dream on Monday and going to the NKOTB concert in town. And I can't wait. :)

Marcy said...

OMG New Kids On The Block? Girl you could run to that and not laugh?! LOL