The weather in the midwest is always a surprise and I was reminded of that fact today when I looked out the window and saw snow (evidence by the photo above). It is the last week in April and it is below freezing with snow…

Okay, that is enough complaining about the weather for today! So I was planning on running 4.5 miles today but decided to lower the mileage to 3 miles and stay inside on the treadmill (considering the snow showers). I decided to run less for two reasons :

1.) the treadmill is too boring

2.) runners should not increase their weekly mileage by more than 10% to avoid injury and overtraining (If I ran 4.5mi today I would be increasing my mileage by close to 20% – not good!)