Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Double Trouble

Wellll, I didn't get out of bed this morning for a run. We got a ton of snow overnight (didn't make for a very pleasant drive to work) and it was freeeeeeezing cold, so my bed was just too darn comfortable.

HOWEVER, I went to my H.O.T class this evening (again, so much fun and super workout), came home, got changed and immediately went for a run with hubby. I had asked him to wait for me so I could tag along because otherwise I knew my butt would be on that couch the second I got home.

We clocked a little over 6K with a 1K warm-up at 6:09 and the subsequent 5 kilometres progressively faster as follows:

KM2: 5:46
KM3: 5:28
km4: 5:20
KM5: 5:11
KM6: 5:06

It was nice having the company and trying to keep up with him the entire time - which I certainly did! I even took off in a sprint for the final stretch and left him in my dust. (Yeah, I know he let me 'win' but I can pretend...)

Thankfully the roads had (mostly) been cleared, but we had to dodge some snowy & icey patches. I have to get used to keeping my eyes on the ground again, especially in the dark. Temperature wise, it was a brisk -4C (25F) but zero wind, and it was actually pretty refreshing.

And now I am absolutely zonked and some trashy television (ahem, 90210) is calling my name.

21 comments:

Melanie said...

great job getting out there!! Even after your class :) Nice splits too! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

ack! What is H.O.T. ????

Road Warrior said...

Good for you! If it helps, I purchased a pair of YakTrax Pro to hook onto my shoes. I used them last year and never worried about slipping on ice (http://www.yaktrax.com/productspro.aspx). Definitely get the Pro level w/ the extra strap on top, from one cold weather runner to another.

Blyfinn said...

Having someone to run with always makes it easier to get out there. Sounds like you had a blast.

joyRuN said...

Wow - way to make up for the morning sleep-in! Dunno how you managed to run after how you've described H.O.T.!

Shoe Running said...

Wow! HOT and a run! Keep it up chica! Don't let winter getcha down :)

D10 said...

Great job getting your workouts in. If we got snow I would have stayed in bed too. I hate the traffic that comes with the snow.

J said...

Nice work on the negative times!! I am planning a snowy run tomorrow and I just hope the roads are clear cause i dont want to fall!!

Jess said...

I don't envy you having to motivate yourself to run in those conditions! Good job though!

JenZen said...

OMG - I cannot EVEN imagine running in that kind of weather! WOW you are hard core, girl!

Marcy said...

Lookin good with the run!

OMG you crack me up! Are you watching the new 90210?! Or repeats of the old one?

Janice said...

yep I love you tattoo.... I kind of hate the one on my foot, I just wish it looked more dainty and little, it is so thick and chunky looking.

I hate running in the cold and I hate running in the snow even more.
I am also wondering what H.O.T is?

Sonia said...

Good job on the run! Those are pretty quick Km!!

I LOVE 90210 too... guilty pleasure... I also bought the old DVDs LOL

*aron* said...

ohhh awesome job on the double workout and the negative split run!!!

eeek i cant imagine those COLD temps!

X-Country2 said...

Way to turn the cold weather into cold lemonade!

Run Mommy said...

I feel your pain - winter sucks for running. Good split times!

tfh said...

Beautiful splits on a chilly day! I am going to try to remember your "refreshing" description the next time I'm having trouble making it out there.

BeachRunner said...

Nice run in the (grrr) cold.

Heather said...

Way to run after your class! Impressive!

lilrunner N.D. said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog to wish me luck! That's awesome you get to run with your husband!!! THe H.O.T class sounds fun!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Nice run!:)