The snow finally hit Paisley over the weekend making my weekend runs a little more interesting.
Saturday – 11 mile run
I was up and out by 7.30am in the dark. The snow had fallen on Friday but thankfully it hadn’t frozen so it wasn’t too bad to run on. Infact I loved the crunchy sound it made underfoot.
I was hoping to run around 7:40 pace but once I realised I couldn’t really push off as it was a bit slippy I was content to run nice and steady and not worry about pace. I ended up running the 11.68 miles at 8:03 pace so quite happy with that.
The route I chose went through Linwood and Kilbarchan and back through Johntone.
I’ve enjoyed using Strava over the past year or so and Debs gave a quick lesson on how to upload photos onto a run. Basically you link Strava with Instagram and if you take a photo before, during or after the run it shows them on your run. So I tried it with a selfie once I got back from my run.
Sunday – 8 mile run
For my run this morning the snow had turned to ice and so I had to be a lot more careful. Again I wasn’t too worried about the pace as I’d planned it to be a recovery/easy run.
I never lack for motivation with my running as basically I like to run and I’m happy to get out whatever the weather but I must admit I enjoy responding to various challenges sent my way.
So a good solid week of 45.28 miles with a similar plan for this coming week. I just hope the ice melts on the pavements.