It looks like maybe the really heavy snow might hold off until after today's 15k at 10 am.
So my daughter Abby is taking part in this Kiwanis Club community service/citizenship/essay type thing. After thinking about it for a while, we decided that she could volunteer at a nursing home near our house. Ann and the kids know this place pretty well as they bake cookies every year and take them to the old folks there at Christmas time. So Ann took Abby there to volunteer - keeping people company, helping out during "game time", that kind of thing. She has to do 15 hours for this Kiwanis Club contest.
Anyway, the activities director at the nursing home said that before Abby could volunteer she would have to submit to an FBI background check! You know, actually go down to the police station and get fingerprinted and all that.
Did I mention she's twelve?
So we took her to another nursing home where they were overjoyed to have her and put her to work right away.
No race report today. I hitched a ride with Jake out to Saltair for the SLTC 15K this morning. When we got there we went for a one mile "warm-up" but the conditions made it impossible to get warm. I'd say 30 mph winds whipping off the lake along with white-out type horizontal snow that was the ice pellet type that stings your eyes. Add to this the lightening and thunder snow and you have quite a delightful package.
So we called the game and went to the gym to do a treadmill workout. If you ever want to feel inferior you can run next to Jake Krong on a treadmill. You know, running at 12 mph and wanting to carry on a conversation like he's on a cool down jog.
I did run 9.3 miles on the treadmill in 63 minutes with a warm-up and a cool-down jog. 63 minutes is about what I would have raced today so I'm OK with that.
67.25 miles for the week. Not bad. I feel like I'm holding together pretty well. I felt good this morning and I would have run a decent race. I held 5:50 pace on the treadmill for a while without too much trouble. Good news.