It was four below zero this morning when I went running. A new and disgusting thing happened. My sweat actually froze and I had to continuously shake little ice balls out of my sleeve. Mother Nature always has new jokes to share with me.
So this week I began tracking my training data. I am keeping a spread sheet on miles, elevation, terrain and weather. I am also logging about how long it takes me. (I still don’t wear a watch but I check my clock before and after I leave.) I am training at an easy and slow pace to prevent injuries at this stage in the game. I put myself in the Fitness Protection Program for a few weeks over the holidays and I need to ease my way back up to high mileage. I wanted to give my mind and body one last rest before entering the realm of extreme mental discipline and physical challenges that the next year will hold. I spent time with family and friends. I indulged in my favorite things in the CH food group (Chips, chocolate, cheese) and I sat my arse on the couch and watched Netflix like a maniac. But the party is over. Let the training begin! Would my blog followers be interested in seeing my weekly training data?