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Happy New(ish) Year

Hands up how many of you are managing to get out and run this winter. It's been so bitterly cold here in Chicago (and much of the northern states) and with all the snow and ice it's not easy to get out. Last time I ran was the Santa Hustle 5k 7 weeks ago. I had registered for a race on NYD but my running companions got ill and we had a blizzard, so instead I went for a fun 2+mile walk in the blizzard.

I can't wait for spring to arrive, or for it to just warm up enough during the days that I can take my girl out in the stroller for a decent training run. Last week I decided to run to a social event in the evening while my hub stayed home with the girl. I managed to run 2.52 miles on snow and slush and ice and felt so good about it that I decided I'd try and make it a weekly thing. This week however we're getting a 2nd visit from the Polar Vortex and it will be  between -9F and -12F when I go to and from my friends so I'll be catching the train. I did go out for a run today to make up for it though and man, it felt good! Running on snow/slush is like running on sand and the variety of surfaces on the sidewalk made for quite the work out!

I have signed up for the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in 9 weeks so I'm hoping to get out for a training run at least once a week until then. Sadly my finances aren't allowing for as many races as I'd like this year. I'm still aiming to complete a 5k in under 30minutes and push my distance to 10k. Any running goals for you this year?

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dcltdw
Jan. 27th, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
FYI, you may get more answers posting to the "runners" lj community than here.
nothinfinah
Jan. 27th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I was trying to find a community for bridge to 10kers and was coming up empty, but for some reason didn't think about looking for a general runners group. I'll try to limit my c25k entries to relevant topics :)
live_momma
Jan. 27th, 2014 05:57 am (UTC)
I'm too busy in the fall to do much of anything, but I was hoping to C25K again after the new year. Not only is it REALLY, REALLY COLD outside, but I sprained my ankle last month. I'm hoping the weather will clear up about the time my ankle is up to jogging.
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