I haven’t gone for a long run—longer than an hour, that is—in over a month. It was January 10th, to be exact. It was also my most recent outdoor run. I’ve been doing a lot of shorter distance/duration workouts on the treadmill. 30 minutes here. 45 minutes there. An hour a couple weekends ago. Usually in the morning. Often on the day that I would have done strength work in the morning before running in the afternoon, instead of running in the morning and skiing in the afternoon.
Someday soon I’m going to have to switch back from mostly skiing to mostly running. But until all of this beautiful snow goes away or my Ironman training plan requires it, I’m going to keep having lots of fun sliding around on two skis while working harder and going slower than when I run.