11mi. - (1:22:18) - good weather and, most likely, the nicest we shall see for the next few days. I took advantage of feeling rather decent and squeezed in some miles. Who knows what Tuesday and the snow and shoveling will leave me able to do?
4mi. - (33:10) - an "down" day. I wasn't feeling it but did enjoy(?) running a slow, easy half hour in the blowing snow and sleet. My legs felt a little worn out and my eyeballs couldn't handle the stinging sleet pellets so I stopped after only a half hour or so.
9mi. - (1:06:05) - just couldn't get my act together. Getting a tiny bit sick of the high 20s and stiff head wind weather. I was overdressed and bailed on any type of workout. Yuck.
9+mi. - (1:08:26) - another snooze-in (no morning run before school). Getting lazy. Instead, I had plans to meet Gazelle at a proposed venue for this year's WTAC Holiday Party. I snuck in 3 miles before meeting him and then, after the scope out, we ran a fun mix of roads and snowy/muddy trails in/around Bradford (a.k.a. "The 808"). Fun running along an old single line rail bed that is/is not (?) private property?
9mi. - (1:05:39) - an earlier than normal run on a fairly decent weather day. Felt pretty good. Green festivities and a URI win later on. Good day.
20mi. - (2:28:15) - a long "slow" steady run with Jonny on an interesting route he planned out. I was looking forward to this as there was no hard effort/workout aspect to the run - just time on feet, LSD day. We started at the Arcadia Y in Wyoming and ran north around Arcadia roads and then back into desolate Woody Hill Road area. Not much out there...which was quite nice. I started getting fairly tired and hungry from 17 on. Good run that I rather enjoyed.
I also finally shaved off the winter beard. Sad to see it go but I did keep a remnant to remind the world of my greatness. My daughters and wife hate it. ("You look absolutely ridiculous. I cannot take you seriously. WTF. You look like you should be in wool, riding a horse and rattling a sabre, fighting the mighty Sioux people. General Paul J. Bentley.")
8mi. - (1:00:15) - wrapped up the week with an hour to get to 70 miles total. Got a few honks and yells from passing cars on Rt. 216. Glad I wasn't sore.
Inside 4 weeks now until the stupid marathon. But spring arrives tomorrow -- and with it eventually comes gardening, outside liebesspiel, new chicks arriving. etc.