35 Weeks to Half Marathon
My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km.
Sunday – Holding 6km With a Fitbit Mishap!
Sunday was a beautiful run with sunny blue skies and clear roads!! I ran 6km, but somehow I did something to stop my Fitbit at 5.75km! I was so distraught I accidentally locked myself out of my Jeep and my cabin! Thankfully, I was able to get a spare key to the cabin, then get the spare key to my Jeep! Never a dull moment!! LOL!!!
Monday – Snow & -10°Celsius
The air was fresh and very cold with a beautiful “little snow”, snowfall! The roads were clear – but soon snow started to accumulate. The gravel sidewalks had better traction.
Tuesday – Ice!
This morning’s run, when I couldn’t run on the road because of traffic, included lots of running on the far sides of the gravel sidewalks, for better traction in deeper snow.
Wednesday – Snowstorm!
This storm shut down all schools in the area! But it didn’t stop me!! It was just me and the snowplows!! LOL!!
Thursday – Uneventful And Complete!
But this run, I decided to start adding a bit more of the hill to my run – extending past my usual stopping place!
Friday – Snow & Beautiful Moon
This was a beautiful run, with snowflakes and the moon glowing down upon me! Every morning there is this moment that I call the light switch moment – when the sun approaches and removes the pitch blackness of the sky to a very subtle, and lovely shade of grey-blue. This light switch moment is happening earlier each morning, bringing a brighter morning sky as I end my run!
Saturday – Day Off
Downside To Winter Running
The added agility of running through snow and having to be very careful of ice slows me down. Not to mention I feel like a sausage roll dressed in so many layers!! But, all this running is building my strength and stamina!!
Total Kilometers: 36.44km
Next Week’s Goal
To run 7km tomorrow (Sunday) and still work on increasing my speed during my weekly 6km runs! I think I’m going to make Sunday runs my long run day, holding at 6km for the rest of the week.