Hence, my 4th Album/4th Picture:
Earlier this winter Ellie and I took Parsenn out for some snowshoeing. This picture shows his approach to navigating the snow--simply stay behind me and walk in my footsteps. The only problem? This results in him stepping on my shoes constantly. By the end of this walk I think he was doing it intentionally...either to try and get me to fall down or to hitch a free ride back to the car.
As the last post had mentioned, I was in a bit of a funk last week, but have been doing great thus far this week. Through Thursday, I've got 29 miles in! It started on Monday, where after work I had to get out for a bit, so Parsenn and I did a 5 mile loop in town (7:14 pace). It was a balmy 9 degrees out, and I sweated through my 17 layers of technical fabric.
Tuesday morning my alarm was going off at 5:18 am in the kitchen, right next to the coffee pot. Within a single cup of coffee I was out into the -2 weather, freezing my @$$ off for the first couple miles, but I managed to get in 8 miles at 7:41 pace.
Again Wednesday morning, with even more soreness in the legs, the alarm and coffee pot were beeping away, and I managed...barely...7 miles at 7:37 pace. I'll be honest...I couldn't tell much of a difference between Tuesday's -2 and Wednesday's 6. Both are classified "F. C."
It was nice to see my HR data from the Icebreaker Marathon finally pop up on the computer (MotionBased). My avg HR ended up being 156...but that was after I forgot to stop the watch for about 5 minutes post run, so I'll call it 158. It's interesting to know that, considering this week's runs:
- Icebreaker - 26.2 Miles, 7:23 Pace, 158 AvgHR
- Monday - 5 Miles, 7:14 Pace, 159 AvgHR
- Tuesday - 8 Miles, 7:41 Pace, 152 AvgHR
- Wednesday - 7 Miles, 7:37 Pace, 156 AvgHR
- Thursday - 9 Miles, 7:49 Pace, 161 AvgHR (but that included a sprint along a major highway that spiked my HR)