Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekly Summary Oct 12 - Oct 18


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



10 comments:

Kimberley said...

Congrats on your 2nd place AG at the Sydenham Trail Run David! Actually, congrats to us. It was SO much fun.
Yes, and thank you Derrick and Sara and family and volunteers for organizing such a great race. Loved it! What a beautiful place too. And thanks to Eliza for the great pics and fun chase in the race.
David - I think you mean under your goal? xo
5 months of anticipation and build-up.... let's enjoy it all. I'm really excited about Yellowknife and getting the flights booked was another big step to getting there.
I'll be by your side to the start line and then I'll be there cheering you on.
Congrats and love,
Yours

Kimberley said...

Forgot to say.... aaaaaahhhhh.... Morraine Lake. Loved being there with you SO many years ago. Would like to do that again for sure.

Sara said...

Getting Psyched...does that include any reading? ;)

Great to see you two yesterday. Wish we had more time to hang out. Congrats on your races, you both did very well!

Morraine Lake, wow. A place that stunning really exists? Thanks for posting that.

David said...

8km at 4:10 pace = 33:20, 33:25 just over xxoo.

Yes that cabin at Morraine Lake really was what heaven must be like.

Yes Sara, getting Psyched means exactly that - thanks for the lend of your complete library :0) - problem is which book to START with? Any suggestions?

Someday soon we will have to have a relaxing get together.

Sara said...

Cabin you say? Do you remember the name?...or I can Google.

No suggestions really. Whatever jumps out at you. :)

David said...

There is only one place
http://www.morainelake.com/index.php
only 1 "r"

It is crazy expensive. We were there over 18 years ago, it was a lot cheaper. But if you are in the Lake Louise area you have to go there. Lake Louise is okay to say you have been but nothing compared, to Moraine Lake.

Sara said...

Yep, looks like a gorgeous place that we won't be staying at! ;) Must take in that view though. Thanks for the tip.

JD said...

DUDE! That was crazy fast. Congrats to you and Kim.

I guess I should book my flight too.

Ahhh, the Rockies... Do I hear Canadian Death Race? Ah ah ah!

Derrick said...

David,
Congrats to you and Kim for having such great races. You both looked much stronger when I saw you on the trail, than how I felt on the lead bike;)
You should be pretty pleased with that kind of speed coming back off of what seems like more of a strength phase. Good stuff!
It was great seeing you guys yesterday, but always disappointing that we never have any time to really chat much on race day.
Congrats again and thanks for coming down.

Robbie-T Runs. said...

Nice race Strider!!