A few people asked me how long my running skirt is so I took a snap shot just for you guys, or should I say gals. :) I wore it for my easy run on Wednesday.
For my 5 miler I ran the trail and it was rainy and drizzly again (maybe 4 days straight now)....not complaining since the sun would have made it unbearable. But I did hear rumors that we are supposed to see the sun tomorrow (Friday), fingers crossed.
On my run I was thinking about the Valley Harvest Marathon and remembering the last time I ran the full marathon there. It was only my second marathon ever on that beast of a course and the temperature spiked to ................
That run was so hot I got severe heat cramps in my legs and was very dehydrated. I watched two ambulances zoom by and many runners call it a day at the halfway point. This was on Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend people! We are so not accustomed to those temps during that time of year. With all the drop outs I was able to snag 3rd female though...lol.
It is super hard to find an elevation profile of the Valley Harvest marathon! I finally found one on someone's Training Peaks account, lol. Excuse the poor quality!
I also watched the youtube video of the route as well. Then I was totally psyched to do the run! LOL. Does that happen to you when you do Race Research???
I finally settled down and made dinner. I needed some good fuel for Thursday's Yasso Repeat session. :S
And I never do a run without coffee first...come on, that's just craziness.
I was so excited to do today's workout. I had my route all planned, nuun water ready, tunes on and off I went.
My warm up was 2 miles and since they are constructing a sidewalk along the main road...that's of course for ME, lol, I had to take a quick detour into the trail. Where the trail exits to the main road was my plan to get back on the road. Clearly my exit route was still in the construction zone since I ended up in a huge gravel pile...lol. After a few raised eyebrows from 3 construction workers with jack hammers, I was on my way.
5 x 800 m with recovery jogs in between was the plan.
I basically ran back and forth along the same stretch until I clocked off all 5. I totally didn't think my route through: Tim Hortons's donuts and coffee smells aaaaamazing when you're out there sweating up a storm.
My straightaway wasn't completely flat even though it looks to be. There's a small teeny tiny incline that kicked my butt on the third and fifth repeat.
I ran 2.5 miles to cool down at the end for a daily log of 8 miles. You know, it's not that fun to run home on wet noodle legs. Not fun at all.
Clearly, next time I will aim to get the intervals somewhat close to each other...lol.
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That's all for today. Thanks for visiting GGR and have a wonderful day!
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