I had to run my long run on Friday as I was busy on Saturday. More on that later. It was a "short" long run. This week I was supposed to put in 6 miles. One of those miles was to go as hard as I could at a sustained pace. That is different from running as fast as you can. One of the criteria was "no puking." The reason for the fast mile is to give you a feel for how fast you an expect to do other distances including a marathon. I was able to pull in a 10:17 for the mile. It is not my fastest mile, not even my fastest 5K rate, but it is where I am. The projected finish for me is 5h 50 min marathon. We'll see if that holds up.
As I have mentioned before, I am a Scoutmaster. This weekend was the Klondike Derby for our district. Several storms have come through the area recently so we had plenty of snow. We hoped to get up there early enough to find a campsite down low so we wouldn't have to haul our gear to very far. However, we found out that this year had a new policy where you could come early and get your place staked out. So we had to all make about three trips up a steep, snowy road to get our gear to from the vehicles. It was quite the workout. It was also very cold. The overnight low was 5 degrees, but we prepared well and everyone got through the night in pretty good shape. I was glad to be in good enough shape to keep up with everyone and do my fair share on our camp.
Biggest Loser Contest
I have several daughters. It goes without saying that I have had several experiences as Father of the Bride. Another daughter recently announced that she is getting married the first part of April. Another daughter suggested that we hold a Biggest Loser contest to prep for the wedding. It seems like weddings and losing weight go hand in hand so we will add some incentive to the mix. I will keep you posted on how the contest is going.
Hope you are all keeping warmer than a 12 year old first time scout this winter. Hang in there and I will too!