Distance: 7.0km Time: 52:47: Pace: 7’32 kCal: 829 Heart: NA RPE: 3 Type: 45min easy
Wow. What a nice enjoyable run this morning.
After the last few weeks, I thought I was going to die. Today’s weather was in the mid 60’s when I started and 45 minutes later I STILL had a smile on my face.
The break in the weather has now given me hope that I can actually make it through next week’s Disney Challenge without dragging my tongue along the pavement.
Uhm… I think I should point out one small flaw in my running.
I don’t hydrate. So just maybe that was one of the reasons for the last two weeks of torture. I’m a minimist when it comes to running. I try to carry as little as possible. Even my Nano is too big sometimes! And a water bottle…? HA!
I know I’ve got to be more ‘responsible’ – and I do mean too…
Especially when I started dreaming about eating grapes with Cleopatra 1/2 way through last Saturday’s run.
But for today, grapes never came into my thoughts.
Only the gorgeous sunrise breaking through the trees as I ran along the park path.
Distance: 5.2km Time: 39:06 Pace: 7’32 kCal: 2,195 Heart: 141/199 RPE: 4 Type: 5K Race
This month has been so hot and between earthquakes and heat waves, running has not been #1 on the list. It’s around this time that I start looking for fitness gyms to get on the treadmills.
Yes – I know most of my friends out there do this in the winter months when it’s -20° …
Oh how I would love a little cold weather right now.
But be that as it may, I’ve been trying to get out and run. The sad part is that my running pace has gotten so slow, that it’s embarrassing! As a matter of fact, I got a new PR – in the opposite direction!
I ran the OC Fair Run last weekend to post a time of 39 min. WHAAT!!
I can almost walk it in that time! What happened to 30 minutes!?!
But I figured it out while running on the beach a few days ago. My stride is 1/2 – 1/3 of what it used to be. Ooooh boy…
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This has been a great month
Okay, so it’s only been 4 days and we’ve got a break in the middle. But it’s great because I’m mixing up my training.
Today I needed to skip my 1hr run with 4x100m strides due to cut on the bottom of my foot (almost healed). But to not feel too guilty, I did go to the driving range. Don’t ask me how that helps with running – at least I was active! Plus, yesterday I did an early morning 20-mile ride that kept me energetic though out the day.
Because my foot’s gonna keep my road-mileage for a little longer, I’ve started to focus more on cross-training, cycling, and trail/beach running. Besides, there are a few triathlons and trail runs that look very, very interesting.
The next few days are going to be a lot of fun as I take a small 3-day holiday to enjoy the central coast. Between the gym at the hotel, the running trails on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, and the… er… wineries, it’s going to be a great time!
I’ll let you know how things work out when I’m back.
Enjoy the next few days.
Distance: 21.5km Time: 3:22 Pace: 8’32 kCal: 2195 Heart: 142/169 RPE: 3-4 Type: Interval Training
Happy Birthday Canada!
Around this time of year I love being a Canadian from Québec living in the US. I celebrate St Jean Baptist (La Fête nationale du Québec) on June 24, Canada Day on July 1st, and Independence Day on July 4th.
It really gets me in the mood for summer and we try to plan a week vacation away from our daily lives. A few years ago it was Hawaii, last year it was Cancun. Of course that means planning 330 days in advanced, since I try to use my air miles to go somewhere! But, this year, we weren’t so lucky.
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