Recovery week - both from last week's race and from the blizzard. I managed to arrive back in DC on Monday afternoon, when they re-opened the local airports (video of landing at DCA below - note the very rarely frozen Potomac River).
|Home Sweet Whitehurst|
If I had truly needed to get miles in, I could have excavated my four wheel drive and journeyed to Georgetown and the pastoral charm of the Whitehurst Freeway underbelly. But...I'm not marathon training, and so there's no pressing need for miles. Plus I was still sore from the half, and the remnants of my headcold still lingered. So I skipped running on Tuesday as well.
|Inadvertently phallic Thursday run.|
Since the track was covered in ice and snow, Friday's tempo workout was done under the Whitehurst. Which was fine with me - I had some lingering fatigue, and so it was nice to do an effort-based tempo (splits are meaningless under the Whitehurst, since it's uncertain just how far we're running). By the weekend, there were a few more options for running routes, through our multiple personality weather meant that my wardrobe kept shifting - multiple layers on Saturday, shorts on Sunday.
It's going to take a few more days for things to get back to normal in the DC area. I have a 5K next Sunday, and things should be more or less clear by then.