Thursday, December 19, 2013

The end is in sight...

It has occurred to me that it has been a while since I wrote a post about the actual running I have done. I've been busy with Zeke's 6th birthday party that didn't happen due to the snow, but also been trying to finish up a few projects I promised people that would be done before Christmas. It looks like I'll be down to the wire getting everything done, but honestly that's when I tend to be the most room for procrastination. 

I've managed to get out there a couple times a week over the last month, but the long run is currently eluding me. I really need to get in some longer runs in preparation for the Mid-Winter Classic 10-Miler in February. We've been in a deep freeze with a couple of major snowstorms this past week here in Maine, but the temps today are in the 30s and it will be even warmer tomorrow.

I'm thinking that the bike path in Brunswick is going to be my go-to spot this winter. The Brunswick Parks Department does a pretty good job keeping it clear and it's much safer than running on the roads. It's also on the way to pick up Finn from preschool so it's convenient to fit an a few miles every Tuesday and Thursday beforehand. That also means that I don't have to run when it is pitch black out and even colder.

I did four miles on Tuesday and managed to squeeze in three today. It was a little slick with ice and slush in spots and in my haste to get out the door I forgot to bring my Stabilicers with me. I still managed some decent negative splits despite the slippery conditions - 8:31, 8:25, 8:17.

I'm super close to reaching 500 miles for the year...only 11.6 miles to go. I got this, right?  

Okay, I need to get back to work. Just in case I don't get another post up before Christmas I'll wish you a Merry Christmas, now!


  1. I need to find a spot. I tried the Green Belt in South Portland this morning, but it wasn't plowed well at all, so I ended up coming back on the roads, which was terrible. I either had to run in the piles of frozen slush on the shoulder, or in the road.

  2. You can definitely do 11 miles! You got this!

    ~ Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

  3. I haven't run outside in days..... I think I quit outside. My road is too dangerous right now and the rail trail is horrible. I'm going to have to be BFFs with the treadmill.

  4. Sure, you got this! The bike path sounds like a convenient and safe place to get those miles in.


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