Running in the Dark

So I got into work early today so I could try to beat the sunset for a short run. Didn't quite beat it. Dang it gets dark early!!! And rush hour traffic sucks!

I still got in a 30 minute easy run. Around 3.25 miles. The weather was nice, a bit warm even. There were leaves all over the path. What I could see was rather pretty.

So I think until I start official Boston training I am going to try to run more often but less miles. AKA more than 3 days a week but less mileage each run. My running pals call this kind of mileage "junk" miles. But really I want to give my body some rest while not gaining any holiday weight and I think exercising 20-30 minutes a day when I can squeeze it in is better than nothing. For some reason I have a really hard time fitting in longer runs unless I absolutely have to during these "dark" months.

Plans for the night include watching a bunch of crap on TV because after tonight we are getting rid of cable for good. It shouldn't be a big deal. We mostly watch movies anyways so we will probably just rent more DVD's. Nix that, hubby is zooming to football so plans include bed! :) Maybe I will wake up early and swim!

11 comments:

brent d. said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

D said...

Yeah, I was a bit depressed today when it was pitch dark by 6pm. WOW. I am going to try what you are doing and leave work earlier than normal a few times a week to still take advantage of the daylight....that is when my foot heals......

Happy Halloween ...and your game plan sounds good pre Boston training!

Just12Finish said...

If you haven't already tried Netflix, give it a shot. We barely watch "regular" TV, but the kids need their Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney Channel!

mouse said...

Isn't it awful that we've entered the "dark months", filled with... well, pretty much darkness and yummy holiday food. I hate walking into work when it's dark out and then leaving when it's dark out. ugh.

Uptown Girl said...

It definitely is depressing! I think the most depressing part is you go to work and it's dark, come home and it's dark...it's always dark>_<

I do like your idea of a little bit each time...it will help with the winter blues too.

Best of luck training for Boston:) I hope to be there in a couple years...:)

Cy said...

Date of Boston 2006?

E-Speed said...

Thanks Brent and dgc!

just 1 2-hubby doesnt want to pay for netflix...we have been getting most dvds from the library lately, which is okay, as long as you are willing to wait awhile.

mouse and uptown- I totally agree. I have a really hard time when it is dark so much! Can you imagine living somewhere like Finland where they have months of total darkness?

Cy Date is April 17

Susan said...

I think I'm going to try spreading my miles out too - sounds like a good plan to me.

monica said...

I LOVE that it gets dark early. But I love EVERYTHING about fall.

E-Speed said...

I love fall weather mon, but I don't feel like I get to enjoy it when I spend all the daylight hours working. Fall is still my favorite season, but just mostly the first part, up until the time change!

E-Speed said...

susan, yeah, I think it is time for some variety and this should allow me to get in some other types of workouts like pilates, swimming, spinning etc.