Friday, January 29, 2010

TGIF! Morning Workouts, Extreme Weather + Doubles!

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I'm 5-for-5! I was at the gym by 6am again this morning. As much as I claim to be a non-morning person, I've really enjoyed it this week. It's a great way to start my day and squeeze in that extra 30 minutes of activity. I know I can incorporate some morning workouts (and hopefully runs) into my regular routine. Next week's goal: at least one morning run and at least two other mornings at the gym. Or maybe I'll just go for 5 again...

Last night was my usual meeting with the training group. We start speed work on Thursdays next week, but yesterday was just a steady run. The conditions were not pretty... -15C/5F (-21C/-6F with the windchill) and wind gusts up to 56kph/35mph. I talked myself in and out of running over and over again and even packed my gym bag to hit the treadmill instead, but knowing I had dozens of buddies waiting for me somehow made it easier to toughen up, bundle up and get it done. And you know what? Once we got out there, it wasn't bad at all.

I have double long runs coming up this weekend. (Hmm, Goofy Training all over again?) 20KM Run for Haiti tomorrow and a 19KM group long run Sunday. Bring it!


Have a great weekend!




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34 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

High Five to you for being so darn dedicated!! Have a great weekend, lots of miles..

trialsoftraining said...

Well I'm not sure how "-6 with 35 mph winds" isn't "bad" - but HUGE props to you AND the buddies for stickin' it out!!

Another 5-for-5! The more you do it, the easier it will be. :)

39 KM in one weekend, again?! ah! GO YOU!

Morgan said...

Girl you are a workout machine!!!!

Jocelyn said...

5 for 5? AWESOME! I hate how cold it is outside! blah.
My sister chose the Mississauga marathon because we can stay with her boyfriends parents (hes from Toronto), it was a spring marathon and close enough that I could make it out to watch her run. We will have to work out something to meet up. here is my email address so we can work out something when the time gets closer jocelynsumara(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie Nichole said...

YOU are a freaking rock star!!! Great job, I don't know how you do it!!! Have a great friday and weekend.

-Stephanie

Jamie said...

You are amazing!!! Have a fantastic weekend!

Julia said...

you are a machine! Very impressive indeed. You make me feel so lazy! :) have a fantabulous weekend!

Jen said...

Great job!!!! It is always easier when people are waiting for you... just keep that up and you are all set. Good luck this weekend!

Lisa said...

5 for 5 - woot!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You are killing those workouts!

Enjoy all your long runs this weekend. I hope the weather moderates for you!

Aneta said...

its absolutely freezing out there. i have no idea how you can run in this. i am soooo NOT a winter runner. im getting cold just thinking about it! yuck!!!

but u r a hero for doing it! that is great! i applaud you!

Lily on the Road said...

5 for 5, you are hard core...

Yesterday was NUTS here, white-outs, snow squalls and freezing temps...

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Next week I will post how my alarm went off at 4:45am and I GOT UP to complete my workout before work. HOLD ME TO IT!! You doing only makes me know I can make this happen :)

Your 2010 list of races.... YAHHOOOOO your legs will be moving!!

Jill said...

High 5 to the 5 workouts!!!! What an inspiration!! Good luck with the double longs this weekend!!

Rio said...

5 for 5! Woot-Woot! Have a great weekend and have fun pounding the road!

Tricia said...

whoohoo! Youre awesome! Have a great weekend.

J said...

5 morning workouts in a row! You are really rocking it! I just didn't have the desire to go to the gym this morning. Maybe next week I can go five mornings! I really like working out hard during the week and then resting on the weekend!

I am going to attempt a cold run tomorrow since its going to be below zero!

X-Country2 said...

Great work on the 5for5. Keep up the great work!

Sarah said...

Hi,

I am new to your blog :) Good job on going 5 for 5 and working out in the cold! That makes the Pacific Northwest's rain look not so bad!

Also, amazing race schedule you have lined up!! I will be at the Seattle RNR half, I hear it was amazing last year!

Steel Springs said...

Have a great time at the race tomorrow! Congrats on the 5 for 5!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on the 5 for 5 that is a great accomplishment so early in the morning!
I think the NY resolutioners are thinning as I did not have to fight for a mill at my gym this am.
good luck at your race and have fun with all of your weekend miles!

Mama said...

You are one tough chic! Keep up the excellent work!

MCM Mama

Heather said...

Nice job on the early morning workouts! Impressive. We've had the super cold weather too . . . I am so done with it.

Kerrie T. said...

Good job being 5 for 5!

Thanks for the comment and follow at MvM. Nice to "meet" you! Heading to your giveaway now!

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck with the long runs this weekend!

Zoë said...

Awesome dedication Marlene!

Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Denise said...

more doubles...come on...you have ultra training written all over you!

Char said...

I'm so envying your temperatures. I know that's weird but we're in the middle of some hot, humid and hideous summer weather so cold sounds seriously good.

destination262 said...

Good luck on your run tomorrow. And way to go on the 5 for 5! That is awesome! :)

ShirleyPerly said...

You are such an inspiration with those early morning workouts. And that cold, OMG. I can't even fathom running outdoors in that.

Hope both runs this weekend go well!

ESH said...

I am SO impressed! I have been struggling lately but it seriously is such a great start to the day and you feel good all day long when you work out in the morning! Good luck with all the long running fun this weekend!

Anne said...

I am totally impressed! I chose the treadmill yesterday...we had exactly the same weather here in Québec! You are hardcore...and your workout levels...wow!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Okay you crossed the inspiration line a few weeks back, now you're talking borderline CRAZY!!!!!! U go girl...

lindsay said...

umm i am totally impressed! i set my alarm 2-3 times last week to "get up and go for a short morning run" but ended up hitting snooze for almost 2 hours instead each time :)

you rock!