Well, not much of a blizzard on Friday night in NYC; about 6 inches maximum and we’re serious about salting and plowing snow here. The Nemo storm ended up being a storm to the grocery stores for those who are easily frightened by the news. I figured Saturday wouldn’t be a good day for my long weekend run, but Sunday definitely.
So Sunday, I immediately found myself avoiding sidewalks due to piles of snow and ice, especially on the sidewalk-street transitions. Surprisingly, I didn’t slip once for 12+ miles; ninja skills. Most of the weekend running route is on roads, but eventually ends near Flushing park which was looking icefield-ish. Why was my usual 13.1 mile route cut short you may ask? Maybe because I had to pass through large piles of icy snow. But then, I sank waist deep in the snow, that’s why. Looking to my right, I could hear the ducks laughing at me.
It’s cool how half of the lake was frozen. I just took a few pictures and just jogged the last mile home with snow in my sneakers.
And the weekly summary.
|Feb 5 Tuesday||6.02||8:21||Steadiest pace ever, every mile within 8:16-8:33|
|Feb 7 Thursday||6.03||8:26||Last mile was tougher, must be the kung-fu training on Wednesday|
|Feb 10 Sunday||12.21||8:51||Not bad considering all the snow, ice, and puddle lakes|
|Feb 12 Tuesday||6.52||8:34||Still some blizzardness on the ground slowing me down|
Registering for local races have become addicting. My calendar has a race booked almost every weekend, so there should be plenty of stories to share. My new thing this year is to create a race bib snake. Speaking of snakes, it’s the year of the snake for Chinese New year.
My kung-fu school (Ying Jow Pai – Eagle Claw) is performing the usual show. I may have performed double sabers last year (in this post), but haven’t been training much this year since running took over my training life during the past 8 months. So, I’ll be a spectator for once and support my kung-fu brothers who will be swinging swords, thrusting spears, twirling staffs, and performing other acrobatics.
And it’s a 3-day weekend, the last one for a few months. I pre-ordered “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance“ for PS3 which comes out Monday (my day off). The trailer makes it look epic! I may have call in sick on Tuesday for this one.