First – I was featured in an article for an ongoing marathoning series in the “Life” Section of the Globe & Mail yesterday. You can check out the article on the subject of tune-up races online here!
This afternoon we’re headed to the beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada for a fun camping weekend with our friends D & S.
Hubs and I took advantage of having today off to get our long runs done before hitting the road. We set out at 5AM (nothing like waking up at 4AM on your day off) at our usual park and trail system. It worked well to leave the car in the parking lot as a water drop. The plan was 27K (16.7mi) with the last 16K (10mi) at MRP. We ran the first 11 together (some of which with Juliana who we ran into during her own morning run), made a quick pit stop at the car, then went our separate ways for the remainder at race pace.
Goal pace: 5:30/KM (8:51/mi)
Average pace: 5:39/KM (9:05/mi) for 15K (9.3mi)*
My average for the first 10 was 5:32/KM, but I slowed down a lot on the back end. The sun had come up, I was a hot, sweaty mess and my legs were dead. It has only been 5 days since my last long run, so I have run 81K (50mi) in the last 6 days. These legs are feeling it and it’s no surprised that this was such a struggle.
*I cut the run short by a kilometre because I found myself back at the car, hubs was already done, I had run out of water and I was simply zapped.
Overall, I’ll consider it a moderate success… and with this run, I have officially surpassed 1000 miles so far this year!
And now I’m ready to get this weekend started! I soaked in a cold bath for 15 minutes, so hopefully my legs won’t hate me too much on the 4-hour drive later today.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget that today is your last chance to enter the CEP Giveaway!