I had a busy weekend and didn’t have my post ready this morning! But trust me – it was a great weekend.
Here are my links. Enjoy!
1) I can’t stop thinking about this post - mostly because I love cupcakes and biking. I want to bike commute someday.
2) I was able to get out this weekend and do some training for the duathlon. I am training roughly 70% of the total training program, but now that the weather is getting nice, I am looking forward to some quality time on my bike.
If you have been following my posts over the past couple of weeks, you may remember that I ran a half marathon this past Sunday. I wanted to recap how that went, because hey – I ran a half marathon in February!
The race day started out well. I woke up early, got all of my things in order, and arrived at the race about 50 minutes before the start. It was in Massachusetts, so the weather was always a wild card factor. I think we really lucked out – high 20s F or low 30s F with some flurries. Loads better than rain.
The race started promptly at 10 AM. I finished in 2 hours 29 minutes, so about 11 minutes and 24 seconds per mile. This was certainly not any kind of record, but I am happy that 1) I finished, 2) I trained throughout the winter, and 3) I am in good shape to start training for my next race.
I want to compete in a duathlon in May. After I gave myself a few days of rest from exercise, I set up my training schedule for that event. Filling in the calendar, I realized that I should start training this week. Perfect timing! I ran today and plan on getting in some good workouts this weekend, although it might be a week or two before I can get my bike out from the snowed-in shed.
Reflecting back on the race (and how sore I was afterward), I realized that I hadn’t weight lifted enough during training. So I actually have lifted twice this week, right on schedule with my training. I forget how much I love it! It feels so good to have strong, sore muscles.
That’s where I am at. What do you guys do to stay in shape in the winter? Anyone want to share their training stories? Shout it out.