Just my luck that I pick the absolutely worst winter for outdoor running to train for a spring marathon using a training plan with 6 days a week of running. I’ve done more treadmill and indoor running the last two months than I have done in the last 8 years combined. 
Today’s 5 inches of snow and white out conditions sent me to the dome. I was supposed to do 9 miles total with 7 at tempo. I did a 1 mile warm up and then 5 miles at tempo. It takes 5 laps in the dome to make a mile and all of that turning is wearing on my IT band, so I decided to keep the total mileage at 6. I did a hard bike yesterday and will bike some more later today and that will be good enough. 
I hope the weather improves because beginning February 8th I start coaching 40+ marathoners and half marathoners. I’ll need to find somewhere for us to do quality runs, which in these conditions isn’t easy. The long Saturday runs aren’t an issue as we can slog around the local trails which are mostly plowed. Doing intervals and speed work on a week night, in the dark, with poor footing is a whole other story. Uncle! I need some decent weather!

Just my luck that I pick the absolutely worst winter for outdoor running to train for a spring marathon using a training plan with 6 days a week of running. I’ve done more treadmill and indoor running the last two months than I have done in the last 8 years combined. 

Today’s 5 inches of snow and white out conditions sent me to the dome. I was supposed to do 9 miles total with 7 at tempo. I did a 1 mile warm up and then 5 miles at tempo. It takes 5 laps in the dome to make a mile and all of that turning is wearing on my IT band, so I decided to keep the total mileage at 6. I did a hard bike yesterday and will bike some more later today and that will be good enough. 

I hope the weather improves because beginning February 8th I start coaching 40+ marathoners and half marathoners. I’ll need to find somewhere for us to do quality runs, which in these conditions isn’t easy. The long Saturday runs aren’t an issue as we can slog around the local trails which are mostly plowed. Doing intervals and speed work on a week night, in the dark, with poor footing is a whole other story. Uncle! I need some decent weather!