Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Training!

Winter training is in full force. By that I mean, not much running, finally doing some strength and weight training, and yes............cross country skiing. So far this week, I have XC skiid 3 times. The last time out (Wednesday), I did 2.44 miles, averaging 12:35 per mile, including some hills, and plowing through some fresh snow. The second lap around the park was faster, once the trail was blazed. Hope to get out again tonight, and over the weekend, as we received significant snow last weekend, then a couple inches here and there throughout the week.

Next week I may go downhill skiing. That doesn't count a whole lot towards workouts (all downhill), but it definitely is exercise.

I am curious what the other numerous blog readers/authors are doing for training this winter.


Erin C. said...

Mark & Eric & Dave,

My training this winter is 80% outside (yes, even in the driving snow and wind) and 20% inside (strength training and inside aerobics). I'm planning on running the Lockport Y-10 in February and the Buffalo Half-Marathon in as far as I'm concerned, any and all outside running that I can get in is a good thing, Besides, I hate treadmills...I really would rather run outside in the snow than be locked inside a gym, running "nowhere," and forced to watch "Oprah." BTW, I apologize to Mark for mistaking him for Mark R. in my last comment on your blog! My mistake! I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work!

Sub 5 at 50 miler said...

Thanks for the encouragement, and great job on running outside in the winter. I have always preferred running (or XC skiing) outside in the winter, and actually don't even have access to a treadmill. The XC skiing is a tremendous workout, and also gives my bones/joints a break during the winter.