The weather here is great. It's been around 70 degrees and sunny every single day. You couldn't ask for better training conditions, especially in the heart of winter. It's a nice feeling to be able to go shirtless on every run.
In addition to the weather, there are some great places to run here. They've got a couple of greenbelts where you can run for many miles on soft surface, and there's a really nice park, Tom Brown park, where we've done most of our longer runs.
As far as the training specifics, I'll be about 80 miles for this week with a couple of workouts. On Tuesday we had mile repeats, for which we were joined by Canadian Olympian Kevin Sullivan. Sully also joined us for a tempo run later in the week. It's been pretty surreal to tuck in behind three olympians in a workout. Besides the workouts, I've been getting used to doing some more general strength work and weight work. It's not a lot, but for someone whose never really done much consistant weight work, it's definately a noticable change. I really think it's going to make a big difference though and something which I lacked.
Other than that, we've pretty much just bummed around, rested, and recovered. We've got almost another week before it's back to the cold in Virginia.