Lance sounds like you need a holiday break. Like me, you could join the
slacker/jogger ranks for a month or so at least. Why a Spring marathon
anyway? If you must plough ahead, what about adopting Donnie's 2-a-days
instead of trying to finish that illusive 9 miler. Even better find a way
to do some of 'em inside.
You're not alone - sub 40f winter running sucks and is unnatural! Winter is
a time to lay up in the igloo watching the northern lights with your woman,
eating cached food and contemplating the Spring return of the herd... Us
moronic modern ppls with our ir-regard for the seasons and for our food
sources and all the natural rhythms - pity on us when the supply lines are
cut, bringing us back into stark reality.
Lanceandrew wrote in message
>Sunday-10K Race, 40:12 : 6:29min/mile and not good enough to crack the top
>runners. Very humbling. Some cherry picking would do wonders for bruised
>I've been a weather weenie all week. Today I waited for the warm point of
>day to run....saw it was 35F. Reflected how at the US Olympic Marathon
>in B'ham, AL,...it was 35 F at the start and every single one of those guys
>wore gloves and caps at the start...and as the day warmed up...it never
>up enough as those guys kept those caps and gloves on through the entire
>Inspired by those chaps in only a singlet & shorts, knit gloves and no
>journeyed out on my 9 miler run and once again weenied out at 4 miles and
>called it a day. I'm falling into a bad pattern here.
>Goals: Still trying to decide between Big Sur Marathon (which is close to
>selling out) and Boston. I'm giving myself till the end of the year...and
>will probably come down to a coin flip.
>I gotta make sure I don't gradually tail off in my training w/Winter
>weather...like so many do.