Enough of gorging on high calories foods! I went out with a bang last night and nearly ate my weight in cheese. On top of that, I stayed up too late and felt like crap during my interval run this morning. But after my holiday hiatus, I feel that I'm ready to end the year right.
We got between 2-3 inches of snow accumulation on Christmas day and there has been no chance of melting. I went with my Yak Trax in hand (rather on foot), and drove to the deserted snow-covered track. Someone must have been there on Sunday because some of the snow was piled up on the first turn and made running in that section a bit precarious, particularly in the dark. After my warmup mile I had tamped down a path, but went in knowing I'd still need to take it slow.
My run -
1200 @ 5:27 (actual time - 6:37)
1000 @ 4:30 (5:33)
800 @ 3:34 (4:22)
600 @ 2:40 (3:11)
400 @ 1:45 (1:59)
200 @ ? (:54)
w/ 200m RI between each
Obviously the snow slowed me down, though my perceived effort was as if I had been hitting my paces on a dry track.
Hope everyone had a happy holiday weekend!