Greetings from steamy Minnesota. They say the dew-point this morning is at 60 degrees, and it’s so humid that cement is perspiring and wet.
Even the weather people say it feels more like June than March, and temps have to be a solid 30 degrees above average.
It sounds like weather is out of the ordinary across the US this spring. I sincerely hope the predicted severe storms and tornados today don’t reach any of you today.
And I suppose that’s enough of a weather report!
Last week it was still cool enough in the mornings that calves were getting coats at birth. Now everyone is coat-free, but I thought the coats show a pretty interesting point.
Same size coat, two calves:
The first calf, at 100+ pounds, is nearly bursting in his little jacket. The second calf is a petite 60 pounds or so, and she nearly gets lost in the blue fabric.
The variability in size sometimes astounds me, but I suppose it’s just like a human baby can be healthy (and even full-term) at 6 pounds or 10 pounds.
Last night Calvin followed me along to do a last check for calves, and he weaseled right in the pen to give this one a lick.
He knows he’s not supposed to follow me in, but before I scolded him out I had to snap a picture. He’s probably a 50 pound dog, so this tiny little gal can’t be much bigger.
It’s just under 5 weeks until 1/2 marathon day, and my training isn’t what I wanted it to be this week.
I still feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle on a lot of my (flat terrain) runs, but I’ll just keep working along.
March 12 – March 18
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 3.25 miles easy in 31:20 @ 9:38 (TM)
Wednesday – 5.22 miles tempo in 46:50 @ 8:58 (outside)
Thursday – rest
Friday – 2.68 miles easy in 26:02 @ 9:44 (outside)
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 5 miles with warm-up, 2 miles @ 8:57, 1 mile @ 8:49, 2 x 200m @ 7:24, cool (TM)
Total – 16.15 miles
That’s all for now. I’ve had a reader request for a post with more info about corn, so you can watch for that coming soon.