10/12/2009 - 10/18/2009: 45.6 km 3:37:45
Well it was a low week, but that was good. The goal of this week was the Sydenham 8km race, so all paths led there.
First a HUGE thank you to Derrick, Sara, Brennan, Heather, Derrick's Parents, ALL the volunteers and God and Mother Nature for a perfect race. Everyone had a great time and everything ran like clock work - a well oiled machine for sure.
As I mentioned last week, my goal was to run between 34'-35'. This week I focused on shorter faster runs to get them out of the LSD mode. Near the end of the week I was feeling "speedier" and toed the line hoping to run 4:10/km. I finished in 33:25, just a touch over my goal pace, 15th overall and thanks to other placings came 2nd in my AG. Kim also won 2nd in her AG, so it was a good showing for the Kanata contingent.
On another note, flights for Yellowknife are booked thanks to AirMiles. We will arrive on the Thursday afternoon(18th) and will be there until the following Saturday.
So R&I is now a measly 5 months out - which may seem like a long time and it is, but there is a lot to do, so the mentality from now on that every day is a blessing and not to waste it. There is Training and Strengthening, Resting and Stretching, Gear Prepping and Practicing, Studying and getting Psyched.
Finally safe travels to Sara and Derrick heading out to Banff and the snow. Hope you enjoy the Rockies, they are breathtaking. Have a great time.
Our Favourite place - Moraine Lake