I thought my biggest obstacle to training this week would be work. I was covering for a teacher and teaching every morning. There were a few meetings thrown in, lesson planning too, and I was examining on Saturday as well, so I went from not working at all to a 6-day week. With the kids finishing school at 3.15pm, I didn't have a lot of spare time. But actually I did better than I thought I might.
I stretched every day (just about, some days it was only once through each stretch), did 3 strength training sessions (although they were a bit shorter than I might have liked), and I ran 4 times - 2 easy runs, 1 hill repeats session, and 1 long run.
The long run was on Friday, which was when the snow was first forecast here. As I looked out of my classroom window that morning, it started to come down earlier and heavier than predicted. I told my students I was planning to run after the class and they looked at me as though I was nuts. By the time the class finished, the college had decided to close completely, due to the weather.
I got home at about 1pm to find Pete home from work - they'd had a lot more snow in Brighton and had shut up shop too. At least that meant he could pick the kids up and I had a bit more time. I'd eaten a sandwich in the car on the way back, so I was ready to go!
|Garmin finds satellites in the snow|
So while my speed was pretty crappy, it was faster on the way back, and I was glad to get 8 miles in despite the snow.
Most annoyingly I thought I'd run 19 miles this week - when I plugged the Garmin in it was actually 18.92m - aaaargh!
I'm hoping the snow won't last all week, as I can't cycle in it, and that was something I missed this week. At least the kids have been enjoying it though:
|I had no part in this - I was warm inside|
And I do have something to be happy about - great new shoes which I won't be wearing again until the snow has cleared off!