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Monday, August 24, 2009

Gah! GAH!

In less than six days I suppose to run 5k and PB it in under 30 minutes.


I know I can do it (I did run this distance in 30:11 at the Bread and Honey race).

But! BUT!

I’m feeling a bit queasy because there is little to no opportunity for runs this week.


Monday: Baseball
Tuesday: Baseball
Now, if one of these gets rained out, then the treadmill will be hit, for sure
Wednesday: Dinner out with mat leave friends
Thursday: Dinner out with awesome gals met through work
Friday: No run as the race is the next day at 8am

What’s a gal to do?

I guess I can run at lunch like Marlene, or before work.

There are pros and cons to both.

Pros: I’ll get the runs in.

Cons (lunch): Sweat + lack of shower means I’ll have to do a crazy sponge bath job in the accessible bathroom post run, of course Marlene proves it can be done.

Cons (before work): 4:45am wake up.

Well, seeing it written out like that, there is no contest. I’m off to map a 5/6k route from the office.

I have run twice since I last wrote: 5k in the humidity on a stomach full of grilled steak a-top mixed greens with roasted red and yellow Hungarian peppers, blue cheese and walnuts. This was not a good run. I also did 5k in 34:29 on the treadmill while watching the Jays suck-it against the Angels on Saturday afternoon. That 34:29 is scaring me. How I’m going to shave 4:29 off a 5k run is beyond me. I must really kick it up during races!

Pre-race post to come Friday. I think I’m putting too much pressure on myself, but maybe it’ll be a good thing


  1. YES, it can be done. And you can do it! You need to squeeze in a couple of runs this week.

    Hope to see you Saturday! I'll be pacing a new-ish runner friend who is hoping for something around 30 minutes.

  2. How about running to and from baseball games (or before the game, do a few kilometres looping around the area)

    As for your question about the 30K, I've done both the midsummer and the around the bay (both twice).

    Both are perfect tuneups for marathons, the Around the Bay was great for Mississauga and also for the Cincinatti Flying Pig (which I did in 2008) cause of all the hills.

    Midsummer is just a fantastic run because you don't get the opportunity to have a supported 19 mile run in the middle of summer. It's great timing, is a little challenging (gravel, boardwalk and evening) but it's worth doing.

  3. Having baby wipes can help for post-run during lunch!


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