The half marathon left my calves trashed. It probably didn’t help that I didn’t run a single step for a cool down. I ran 8 miles on Monday and then took my first day off in 10 days. Yesterday I skied for an hour and this morning I ran 10 miles, 8 of which were with Scott. We hadn’t run together probably since November, so it was good to catch up. Plus, Scott has taken up skiing recently, so he’s my only running partner that I can talk to about skiing without having their eyes glaze over.
Speaking of skiing, I haven’t been out as much as I was last year, but you may remember that was part of my plan; run more, including hills and MP workouts, while using skiing for recovery days. And get in a long ski every week or two. If I just look at year-over-year duration of exercise for December and January, it appears I’ll have skied 10 less hours this season. However, I’ve run 30 more hours. Keeping in mind that I added some roller skiing in October and November, I think I’m much better off this year. At least I’ll keep telling myself that until results prove otherwise.
Quote of the day;
“A V-8 engine on a VW frame. He’ll destroy so many hearts, they’ll wish they weren’t born in his era. What a tough bastard.” – John Walker, referring to Noureddine Morceli