Saturday, November 28, 2009

Run ugh

I was right, the weather did get nasty for the week; its not cold at all but so rainy and Im trying really hard not to get a cold or anything.
I tried after 3 days of not running to get a dreadmill run in at home; no one has any business running on THAT treadmill LOL. Walking only.
Saturday afternoon finally got a 6.4 km run in.
Sunday was windy as hell. And I played 2 games of hockey.
So Monday a last longish run; 12 km planned - ended up 12.8 km when I figured might as well be an even 8 miles. Went all the way up College Road and all the way back down Pictou, and back up to the college. It wasnt cold although I thought it was when I left. And Ive some chafe in places Ive not had chafe before. Feet are sore.

Rest of the week should be slow and short. Leave on Thursday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

LSD 18 km long

Today was long long day run :) the last one before Vegas RnR half! It was a nice sunny day not to warm not too cool. Quite nice mostly (6C). Ran from home to College Rd to Main and then Park, across into Truro and over to Arthur, up to Brunswick and took that to Prince and home. It was actually about 18.4 km to the end of our road so I went to there :) 18.4 km in 2 hours 6 minutes 52 seconds. No records made today. Very tired and sore now :)
But it was so so much better than last week's freezing cold 16 km run. Much more pleasant. Im a sunny weather runner lol I guess.

Ive been taking short walk breaks every few km although I am not sure after a while that it makes any difference lol. But its the way ive been training; any run over...about 8 km right now gets a walk break.

Ive also on one of these breaks been eating a snack; even when I eat before I leave I find on long runs my stomach gets upset and it helps to put something besides water in it. A granola bar or oatmeal bar seem to be keeping the nausea at bay :)

Right now running with a long sleeved shirt and a light coat seems to be most comfortable; not always but most of the time I dont get too hot but the coat keeps the cold winds out. Gloves have been used; as has a stocking hat. But this past week of weather has been super nice and Ive foregone the extras. I cant imagine what it is going to be like to sweat to death in Vegas next week; its such a change of climate. Drastic. Im planning to take shorts and a tank top, and my RR hat and that should be about it. I might take a sweater that I dont like so I can wear it early (630 ish start could be really chilly) and then toss it away and not worry about whether or not I find it again later (I likely wont). I can plan to just toss it and run away. No one to gather gear at this run. :):)

My current rotation of sneakers might be losing a member; my Gel Cumulus 10's are at 411 km and not feeling the best; my knee was aching today as was right ankle SIGH and I really need to be careful not to get into the trouble I did last spring with the pain in ankles/knees due to the New Balance shoes not being made for me. I wear them around non-running time now. :) Im taking the 11's to Vegas with me.

SIGH soccer game tonight!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Nice Day Run

Nice warmish day today although Im getting so used to the cold Im not sure what I would do with warm ;)
8 km in 51:30 a good nuff run I wasnt really trying :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nice Weather

Ran the other day in snow, ice, rain; ran today in Tshirt and shorts. Love NS weather :) Really pushed speed today; planned to go 5K but went 8 instead. Didnt hold the speed over the entire time but did seem to be a little bit faster :) 5 K in 30:30 ish time; 8.2 km in just over 51 minutes. The weather was super nice :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Frustrating attempts to get runs in

Very frustrating. Time is just too short, particularly to get those long runs in because they take like 3 hours when you count prep time and getting recovered which isnt exactly short.

Planned to run yesterday while the weather was absolutely amazing lol temps of 12 plus, sun, wonderful. Was going to go as soon as some students finished writing a make up test; ugh. extra stuff. They were late which means I was in my office when coworker comes along and says "you're driving for my lab this afternoon right?" ugh and there I was, ready to run, not able to go. :( SO grumpy! lol

I did take the hour I was left with and went for 7.2 km and it was pretty good; the weather really was nice :):):) We dont have many (any?) of those left :(
7.2 km in 45:39 minutes. Was a good run.

So today; back to absolute crap weather with cold (3C), rain drizzle, and yes, that was snow and ice drops on your head. But I planned to run the long run today (running out of time) and I need to do 18 km this weekend so the run just has to happen today.

And I did get rained on. And snowed on. It was really cold. And if I stopped to walk I got really really cold. So I kept moving especially when it was raining.

I felt very sick just before 6 km; wished to turn around; stopped to pee and ate oatmeal bar and felt better.
Felt better at 10 K than 5.
Avg 7:01/km
5 k 34:30
8.2 km 56:41
10 k 1:08:33
12 K 1:23:38
16 k 1:52:11

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Run to the pool

Had a nice Friday night run to the pool :) It wasnt too cold and it was very dark ;) 8 km in 50:25 wasnt toooo bad :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Short Run

It took me 3 more days to get out for a run again; busy and been sick with a belly ache so taking it easy and resting a lot; Im exhausted and things are piling up :(
This run was short; I almost dont bother putting on my sneakers for less than 5 miles but I kept this one to 4 miles and tried to go quickly (after warming up) and although times dont necessarily reflect, I did put more energy into hills and faster downhills and had a 42:21 minute 4 miles which isnt awful considering the 10 minute warm up and the 2 km uphill at the start and the .63 km uphill on the road to home; it wasnt a total disaster. But that's a pretty short run :(

Long run is going to be really difficult this weekend; work long day Friday then away all Saturday and Sunday with the swim meet; when is that long run going to happen? :(:(:(

Going to run tonight and tomorrow night (while Taylor swims) and try for a visit with Chris again while I am waiting for her to finish :(

But I need to get that long run in! 16 km this week!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Long Run Sunday back to 14 km

Ugh and it was SO cold! LOL
It was hovering around freezing and the sun went down and I was very sweaty and brr it took me hours and a hot tub to warm up again, combined with my usual post run shivers.

14 km done over rolling hills, 1:33:38 (not horrid time) but pretty achy at the end. ON target for a 2:20 finish in the next half.

10 km time was 1:05: something. That was pretty good (wasnt trying to beat 10 K time lol)

Have a new UnderArmour shirt long sleeves; was comfy and warmer than the Tshirt from the last run. I miss warm weather running. After this half, long runs may be put away until March lol its tooooo stinkin cold to be that sweaty out there for that long! Would a few shorter (8-10km) runs suffice instead? lol

Ah well. Spring will be here soon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Good Run

On thursday not Wednesday. Sick kids and lack of time leaves one lacking :(
But Thursday was sunny and nice and went for a run just before it got dark (thanks for not being home Scott ;)) ran up the hill to the cream horse and back down. 8 km but my watch got shut off so I dont know how long it took. Was home before I knew it and the run felt really good; no walk breaks. I assumed I went slower (no idea) and gave myself 54 minutes for the run. But that might be wrong; I dont really care ;)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Saturday was too busy for running;
Sunday was rainy and I played hockey 2 times and mother visited;
Monday was running day :) went 8 km (51 minutes? 52?) before picking up the kids at school and heading off to ride the pony.
Tuesday Too busy.
Wednesday? Yet to see.

2012 km Goal