race: 30KM (Around The Bay, Hamilton)
place in age group: 240/315
notes: ME wanted to take it easy and treat this as a training run. and there was an eight (8!) minute potty break about 20 mins into the race. so we definitely took it easy... very laissez faire. ME also started to struggle with lower leg pain at about 12km. definitely related to shoes. he has big feet so selection is limited for him and finding a good pair hasn't been easy. as for me, I felt like a million dollars. I think I definitely would have beat last year's time (3:16:05) had we been racing. my left knee started acting up at 8km though and is still feeling yucky. I've got a physio apt tomorrow (today I guess w/ autopost). finished the race with a mad dash to the line. sneaky ME tried to get away from me but I'm a competitive little bugger and wouldn't let that happen. the finish line announcer said "holy cow!" about my finishing kick. boo. ya.
Fighting Koalas - Waterloo - I'm planning on joining. typically I do very well under a coach and that accountability will definitely help my fitness. can't wait to hear back from them!
as you can likely tell from the blog, marathon training has been almost non-existent. ME is running Boston in 5.5wks and I was planning to run the Ottawa Marathon at the end of May. my longest run to date was the Chilly Half Marathon (race report coming) a week ago Sunday. we are both signed up for Around The Bay in 2wks. that will be the longest run I've done this year. given that I want to run a couple marathons this year and run them well, Ottawa wasn't feeling good. I'll be signing up for the half in Ottawa and I won't be worrying about staying off my feet at the Gleeb Garage Sale or the long drive or sleeping arrangements. it's for the best.
lessons learned from this:
1. don't be such a hero and sign up for a freakin' clinic
2. consistency is key
3. I'm inconsistent
4. I'm better at life when I'm running regularly.
Around The Bay - 28 Mar
Ottawa Half Marathon - 30 May
10K Classic - 20 Jun
in positive 'getting consistent' running news: HE and I ran this morning. (woo hoo March Break!)
distance 6.18km time 33:30 pace 5:50min/km calories 330 felt good after loosening up at hot yoga last night. left ankle was sore, like a bruise. felt good to get up and get going nice and early!
And then we win double gold in hockey (SID the KID!) and set a gold medal olympic record. Owned it. Canada is so badass.
Went to the Leafs game tonight and as usual they lost. But... SR won at the BMO card jumble on the jumbotron! So exciting! I was as nervous for her playing that as our men and women in their respective gold medal hockey games.
I got to meet Walter Gretzky and get his autograph on the way out. Awesome.
Monday night run:
10km | 59:21 | 6:00/km | 590 cal - on the dreadmill. Legs are sore today when taking stairs. Need them to be feeling fast for Sunday and the Chilly Half Marathon! (Uhhh kinda forgot about that little race)