Well, the snow didn't miss us this time round. Went out on Tuesday night for my 3m run (on Hal Higdon Plan in final 16 weeks), when we had already had a dusting, and then down it came half way round. Still I got back without harm in 35 mins having actually done 3.5m.
The next day I awoke to Narnia, and after piling on the Musto garments, and digging out my very unsuitable car I made my way very slowly to feed the horse. Forty minutes later I arrived and also received the welcome news of no work! So slowly made my way home to 'work' from my living room. I thought it had finished with the snow but down it came again for another two hours. By the afternoon the scenery was incredible and after some consideration I decided to get out there and do my 4m along the towpath, as the gravel path and new snow gave a nice bit of cusioning and no slip. Was stunning out there with the sky bright blue, children with bobble hats on, and I came home a little out of breath towards the end in 41 mins.
No snow today but it was very icy, and so I again got up earlier to allow for the extended journey to the horse before going onto work. It tooks forty minutes again but I think there was less sliding, and again the wecome news of no work! At this point I should make note that the snow is not the only reason the office is closed. The heating system has frozen and is currently belting out -2 air into the building, so not ideal.
So, been out this afternoon to get another 3M in according to the plan. Not I know its icy out there so I was fairly tentative. To be honest it was not bad at all as I tried to stick to areas where they was still a god bit of snow coverage. St Nics Park looked like the alps with a bright blue sky, acres of snow and people sledging. The only place I nearly came unstuck was going across the bridge where I saw my fate just in time and grabbed the railings while I caught about 10 feet of slide across it. I knew people were sniggering but to be honest I was sniggering to myself too....
Coming back into town I had to walk a few times as the slush had frozen to an ice rink but also the snow seemed to have taken its toll a bit on me! Anyway back safe and sound for just under 3.5 miles in 36mins.
I am anticipating work tomorrow, but hey one day and then its the weekend! Happy Training!
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