Winter is really hanging on here in Calgary this April! We’ve had plenty of snow this week, including up to 25 cm (10 inches) that we are supposed to get before today is done.
I had 8 x 2:00 hill repeats on Thursday. I thought it was supposed to rain that day but instead there was snow swirling around in the air. I wasn’t going to wait around to see if the weather improved though. I made my way to the Center Street bridge for my repeats. It was windy and I was getting pelted in the face with snow, but at least it wasn’t that cold out! I had various things to focus on during each repeat – from high cadence with a quick turnover like I was running on coals, to really pumping my arms and leaning into the hill. It was interesting to see how each focus changed how I felt going up the hill and how far I made it in my 2:00.
This weekend I had a 1:45 for my long run to do. I woke up with a sore throat on Saturday morning so I debated putting my run off a day. I then checked the weather forecast and saw that we had a heavy snowfall warning in place for the weekend. Up to 25 cm between Saturday morning and Sunday evening!! It wasn’t snowing yet on Saturday morning so that sealed the deal. Time to get out there and run.
I tried my nuun lemonade sample. It was delicious – a nice light flavour.
Once I started running my sore throat felt better so I was glad I was out there for my run. My nose was seriously running while I was running too. Every walk break I had to blow snot rockets. I was thinking a handana sure would have been a useful thing to have, but instead I had to resort to wiping my nose on my sleeve. Yuck!!
About 30 minutes into my run and my stomach started to give me some grief. Luckily I was still fairly close to home though so I took a detour for a potty break. Thank goodness otherwise it would have been an extremely uncomfortable run! When I got back out there it felt like the weather had shifted. The wind was cooling off and you could see that something was coming!
I felt pretty good on my run! I’m glad to see that even though I wasn’t able to work on speed leading up to the BMO Vancouver half like I had hoped thanks to my ankle injury that I am still feeling good on my longer runs. I have plenty of time to work on speed in anticipation of Great White North and the Kelowna Wine Country Half over the spring and summer.
With about 15 minutes left to go the snow started flying. I’m so glad I was able to get my run in before the weather turned!!
How is the weather where you are at? Are you ready for spring?
Suz and Allan says
I can’t believe you guys are still getting snow. That’s rough. Hope spring will arrive soon!
I hope you get some spring weather soon! It’s been lovely here the past few days. We had perfect weather for a 5K yesterday. It was in the 50’s when we started!
Nikki Scott says
I give all you albertans huge props for running through all that snow and cold weather. Brr, I’m getting cold all over again thinking about it!
I like running in the snow but in the winter not the spring. It is pretty miserable here but we’re not getting 10 inches!
Wow, I can’t believe you are still getting snow! How long does it go? Glad you got finished before the weather turned!
Sounds like Minnesota weather. Spring needs to get here!
Brrrrrr, I guess I shouldn’t complain about our rain and hail and temps that are COLD (to me a Cali girl) =). However, if it is super rainy this weekend I will cry, 3 hours on the trainer makes me very very sad 😉