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Monday, April 18, 2011


Yesterday we ran 18k for our long slow distance run.

No problem you say because the distance is a joke for you, because it is the middle of April and the weather is getting better in SW Ontario.

Uh, not so much.

We ran through beautiful sunny conditions.

We ran through rain.

Through sleet.

Through snow.

Through 66kph (41mph) winds.

We are not the postal service!

It was a long run and we did take it easy (my average pace was 7:03/km), but it was hard with those conditions.

The run though did mark a few firsts:

The first time I've run more than 16km at once.
The first time I've run in such wind.
The first time I've stopped to relieve my bladder during a run.

All I have to say is thank goodness I'm a camper with no problem squatting outdoors. We were running through an industrial complex with no gas stations or coffee shops nearby, so I ended up using an electrical box and trees for cover. The result of this break was a tempo paced 5th kilometre to catch back up with my running partner.

So my goal in the next few weeks is to figure out hydration as I can't drink lots right before I run otherwise I'll need a washroom about 2k into it.

Less than a month to the half!

Hope all those who ran Boston today got exactly what they wanted out of the race. Well done!

1 comment:

  1. BRUTAL conditions yesterday. Ugh.

    It's hard to find the balance of drinking enough VS too much. I've made the mistake before of UNDER-hydrating before and trust me, it is a lot worse and cost me a lot more time than a pee break would have. Just be careful!

    Congrats on the 18K!!


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