August 20, 2010

9 km in Victoria

A Little R and R and R.Rest Relaxation and Running!  Went on a scenic run in the downtown of Victoria with my buddy Jeremy.  He had a route he liked and we did it after a long day of exploring the island with our combined families (six kids!).
WE reached a 4 minute km at one point, but our slow start made it over a 5 min average.  I am not normally pushing my times as I am trying to avoid injury before the marathon.  So far so good.  I notice it takes about 4 km to get my wind and hips loosened. The longer distance is pushing my body beyond the boundaries of what I am used to, so this is a new realm for me!

August 16, 2010

Improved Running This Week

I am happyto report a much better 33 km run (21 miles) today.  I hydrated before leaving.  I had my gatorade and ran pretty much a great run.  2 hours 54 minutes 47 seconds clocked.  That would make a 5:16 pace, which is a great improvement from last week's lame-oh.
My training for the fall marathon has taken a good turn, and I am adapting well, my hips feel releatively great and my body is not feeling as traumatized as the last week weeks.  Could hardly walk a couple hours after.  
This is me on the same route I took today.
I took a cold bath and forgot to take a recovery drink.  Oops!