8/31/2009 - 9/6/2009: 71.8 km 6:37:30
I am going to mark this as my final comeback week. I have been slowly building back since returning from Florida, and I think it about time to call the build back quits and start thinking about training for R&I.
Weekly mileage wasn't as high as last week, but I had planned a back-to-back 2:00 runs Sunday and Monday so ended a little light. The army 1/2 is coming up in a couple of weeks, so to help Kim get ready for it the weekends focus was hills on roads. Not that the 1/2 is a hilly course, but there are a couple of sneakers that will get you if you are not ready for them. Confidence with the headlamps on the trails is much better, even added a little speed at times when I could open the pace a little, but as my father always warned me - "Do not over drive your headlights" - in other words don't drive faster than what you can see with your lights.
Next few weeks will be intersting as far as training. I have 4 running events lined up - nothing that I would even class as a "B" race - just getting out for the fun of the moments and the little adrenaline rushes.
Event Schedule looks something like this:
Sept 12 - Haliburton (TBD)
Sept 20 - Army 1/2
Oct 3rd - Toad (25k with 12.5k c/d)Oct 18th - Syndenham 8km
Mon - AM Strength and Core
Tue - AM 42' (headlamp trails) - Noon Strength - PM 1:08 Drills
Wed - Noon 1:00 (Birthday run - 49 and doin' fine)
Thu - AM 1:11 (headlamp trails) - Noon Strength
Fri - Noon Strength
Sat - AM - 43' ( Ran 4 loops of Heron Hump with Kim - Feeling stronger on the Hills)
Sun - AM 1:53 (Double loop of Corkstown. Coming back on the 2nd loop - gave Kim a 1'30" head start and then had to run her down. Fun time - tough chasing that little bunny.)
This week will be full on taper. Not that I am really racing, but I want the legs as fresh as possible - plus I really need a nice easy week. See ya in the forest.