This winter, living on North Shore of Boston has been trying and tough to train outside. In 3 weeks, we have gotten 7-8 feet of snow and with temperatures in teens and below zero. Since running on the roads is dangerous with snow banks 10 feet high, you get creative. Last weekend, temperatures warmed up to balmy 20 degrees to snow shoe. Having friends that love the outside and willing to do anything to do their workout is great for training. Today is 5 degrees with a blizzard tomorrow, KT and I got together to do our long run on the track at the gym. That is correct we ran in circles for 1.5-2 hours. Every 10 minutes reverse direction to reduce issues with hips and knees with the turns. It went fast because we talked and had our IPods music going in the back ground.
Tomorrow is the blizzard with another 12+ inches, so bike on the trainer. KT and I came up with the workout: Warm-up for 30 minutes RPM 90 include 1 leg drills, 4 x (7 minutes increase resistance to climb hill/3 minutes recovery), Cool-down 20 minutes at 90 RPM.
Get creative with your workouts this workout.