Okay, runners, here we are again looking at a possible snow event that will interfere with our weekly training run. This week is our 18.1/9.1 mile route that includes a loop of Breakheart. sigh.
Mother Nature is really invested in getting you super ready, even if getting super ready means rolling with the punches and shifting plans. I am encouraging everyone, that means you, to get your training run in on Saturday and use Sunday as a ‘look at the pretty snowflakes’ rest day.
Now, I know running 18.1/9.1 miles on your own, supporting yourself with water/GU, can be quite a challenge. There is a contingent of runners headed up to Plum Island on Saturday morning (caravan leaves at 8:15 from Target Route 1 parking lot – see post from Dave Hayes on the MRC forum). If you can’t run at that time I suggest you post here in hopes of finding company for the mileage and combined effort around waterstop support.
This is an important week, but not so important that you put yourself in danger of getting hurt by trying to slip/slide/trudge/sludge through a long run in conditions where your footing is compromised and cars/trucks can’t be trusted. I just noticed that another local Â training run for Sunday was outright cancelled. Â I’m fairly certain some races this weekend will also be cancelled.
Barry and Alastair have said they will be available on Sunday morning should anyone show up, but please do what you can do to adjust your plans with a run on Saturday, a run on Monday or a run inside (I know. I just gasped at the thought of 9-18 miles on a dreadmill, but wouldn’t that become a great badge of honor?).
Okay, with all that said, talk amongst yourselves…