Monday, November 22, 2010

Frozen Ears, Winter Scenes and Indoor Training

Day 129 Swim 39 minutes - 2.1km, Bike 64 minutes - 32km, Run 45 minutes (water)

Total on Week 148 minutes

With all the cold weather we are getting (to the tune of -29 degrees Celsius this morning I heard) my wife actually did an indoor workout today. Usually its just me that is the pansy but yes, Melanie did run at the gym on the treadmill.

For me i did a quick swim at lunch (technical warm-up of 400m, 5X300m pull on a 5 minute cycle - 4:30, 4:30, 4:29, 4:28 and 4:30, then 200m to finish) then my usual post work water run which felt great for the knee and finished with an indoor bike ride for 64 minutes at the gym.

However, one of our family was not smart enough to take her workout indoors. Frances ran 10 km outside and did not wear a toque that covered her ears. Boys and girls, this is what frostbite damage looks like. Don't be fooled by the shiny exterior of the ear lobe, its painful and it's much redder in real life, in fact, I am not sure I would dare being seen in public with it like that :)

I think this is fitting because the other day she started painting this scene (this is a draft by the way) in my workout area. If I want to see a winter scene I just look outside, I don't need it in my workout room as well. I think it was a good karma punishment for her.

However, rumor has it that within 4 days we may be up to +2 degrees Celsius.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Running is very gruelling on your body as your legs have to take the impact of your feet hit the pavement stride after stride. Running can often be named as the cause of many injuries. In my opinion, it is not so much the running that causes the injury, it is a number of other factors, such as body mechanics (technique), how quickly you increase your running distance, the type of shoes that you wear, etc.

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