Big mistake planning to run up Heritage Mountain Blvd. I nearly died going up there. I had to take three (!) walking breaks just to make it up to the High School. Once I was up there it was okay. It was not easy running to Noons Creek, but manageable. Downhill was, of course, easy after this torture making it up there. The remaining 13 km were fairly uneventful – decent pace all the way back although it did catch up to on the last few kms. I know I will feel this distance in my legs for the next day or two. Curious to see how the Tuesday clinic will work out.
Was fairly cold and windy, but I was so exhausted and warmed up that I hardly noticed the environment.
Lily drove me a little crazy today. She acted out three times and tested me. But finally she caved and we got along just fine. The run itself was easy enough. Getting pretty chilly, though. I had to wear a sweater for this run as it was too cold. If this continues I will need a toque and some gloves. Also, some very light flurries during my run. Nothing that would stick on the ground, but nonetheless I hope this is not a sign for things to come this winter.
Now this was a fast one which I really did not expect. On the first 5 km I felt really light on my feet and my legs were strong. Although I still noticed the hills on the way they didn’t seem too much of a hindrance. Even the section going up Pipeline and David did not impact my stride. Only on the last 3.5 km (essentially from Lansdowne all the way home) I noticed the weight of my legs (probably my whole body 😉 and some fatigue coming through. Nonetheless, it was a great run despite the cold and a few very oblivious drivers. Oh, and it was the first cold running night where it was close to freezing.