Monday: 4 w/Jimmy on HRT. Cold, rainy, slushy mess. I couldn't wait to finish this run.
Tuesday: 3 w/Jimmy roads. I felt incredibly sluggish today. My right calf is pretty sore from Sunday's long run. Otherwise, this was an absolutely beautiful morning for running. 25 degrees and sunny.
Wednesday: Brrrrr and Merry Christmas. 3 miles w/Jimmy on the HRT. Temps were around 12 degrees, but the windchill was around -2. I never really warmed up on this run. I added 8x30 second R paced pickups with a couple really short all out pickups as well. I'm hoping to get out again this pm. We'll see. On a side note, I'm happy to report that the toe that I thought I broke last night is probably only sprained and was a non-factor while running. I'll try to post a picture of the bruising. It makes my ugly runner's feet looking even uglier. I did it last night at Dee and Rai's by slipping down the stairs.
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Thursday: 4 in Pisgah w/Jimmy. The trails were all ice. Legs felt poppy and fast, but I didn't want to go farther on the slick trails. It started lightly snowing on the way back. Nice morning.
Friday: 5.5 w/Jimmy. We did the Middle Oxbow Rd loop. Today was another gorgeous morning. There was a fresh 2 inches covering everything and large flakes were blowing off the trees. The roads were very slow going. I felt lethargic on this run, but I'm happy I got out the door.
Saturday: 5 w/Jonny and Greg in Stoddard. We ran to Pitcher Mtn right after eating a big meal. I had to stop twice because of side stitches on both sides. I waddled my way there after thinking that I probably should turn back after the first 3 minutes. We gained 1,000 feet of elevation on this run. Beautiful weather and fun getting to run with my brothers even if I felt terrible the whole time!
Sunday: 6.5 w/Jimmy. Oxbow/Meetinghouse loop. I took it nice and easy. It helped that I didn't have a watch on today. Felt decent.
Weekly Total: 31
2013 YTD: 889.5