Showing posts from February, 2010

Craziest. Winter. Ever.

Here in central PA we get two snowstorms of more than a foot twice per decade (according to the local news). Wednesday, we might get our third of the season. After a very snowy December, things got quiet for about a month, but last weekend's 20 inches more than made up for it and this week's forecast is just as scary. All this is mildly intriguing if you just live here, but if you're trying to train for a marathon, well, it's just another monkey in the wrench. All of that being said, I have averaged the workout volume each month for the past three months that I had in my previous one month prior to my last marathon. Put another way, in the worst weather for training, I've never been fitter. When the wife and I finished the basement three years ago, we made one room a pseudo-workout room. It has a vinyl floor (unlike the carpeted rest) and a TV and DVR. It also has its own treadmill and my bike is on a trainer. After last week, it also has an elliptical - a very old