After lunch, we headed out and continued shoveling. We can now easily get the jeep out if we need to and we’ve cleared the driveway enough that we can get the jeep to the driveway if need be. My car is parked for the foreseeable future as I discovered the day before the storm that I really need new tires. Based on the weather forecast which is calling for more snow Tuesday night and possibly more next weekend, my honda will be hanging out at home for a while.
The weather today was beautiful! If there had not been 20+ inches of snow on the ground, it would have been perfect for the 7 mile tempo run that was on my marathon training schedule. Instead, I spent most of my day with a shovel in my hands. In fact, I’m now having difficulty moving my right hand from clutching the shovel for so long and I don’t want to even think what my shoulders and back will feel like tomorrow.
Since four hours of shoveling is unlikely to prepare me for a marathon, I ran 4.3 miles on the treadmill in just under 40 minutes. I’m hoping to get out for a run on the snow tomorrow since it’s looking really likely that my 14 mile run this week will be on the treadmill.
Whose bright idea was it to train for a marathon this winter?