Sticking to Fundamentals.
[Photo: Big wave - January's mild weather permitted easy walkn]
I wanted to complete more runs during the winter but bad footing made me think otherwise.
You could fall and hurt yourself, I thought to myself.
You could put yourself out of commission for a long time, and for what?
You could fall in front of a snowplow and nobody would find you until April. You want that?
So.... I ran twice when the sidewalks and paths were clear in January and decided that I will make very good progress, running-wise, when the snow and ice are gone. As long as I stick to certain fundamentals - good monthly mileage, stay injury-free, stretch, do some strength training - I will be able to prepare for a 10-kilometre-run early in the year, smooth and steady-like.
Photos from along the way:
A Shriner left footprints in the snow!
Confusing weather in January. Ice, snow and grass.
Fundamental No. 1: Steady mileage in January
10-week Average is on the rise
Good run last Sunday, followed by steady walkn.
Situps, pushups, some strength training - becoming a good habit and...
...svelteness is surely just around the corner!
Please link to Hold Steady 12.