Day #50

10.6 km early morning run

Wow, it took me more than 10 days to get from Day 49 to Day 50. Not sure why I fell off the wagon – it just happened. Yes, weather was crappy, but that is just unacceptable as an excuse. I am grateful that I ran into Dave the other day and just set up a run for this morning. Otherwise I don’t think I would have run today… The loss of fitness I encountered over the last 10 days is tremendous – absolutely shocking. I hope this is enough inspiration to get me back on track.

I really struggled keeping up with Dave down on Alderside. I am pretty sure that this would have been easy 2 weeks ago, but today I was just crushed. It was really good to get out this early in the morning. By 8:30 I had my run in already – it felt really good. I did notice my knee again…

Day #13

7.4 km evening run with the Den

It is really good getting back to the Den. Did the Tuesday night drop in clinic with Scott’s group (8:30 min/mile). I was a little anxious going into the run, but it turned out just fine. It was a hard work out but doable. It was good to see some old running buddies again.

We essentially did 3 different length intervals along Alderside. The first interval on the way back was pretty hard and I really had to work, but overall I felt a certain familiar rhythm to the runs. It almost felt like I had never stopped doing hard work outs. I think it will be good to add one day of intensity to my build up.

Day #10

6km evening run

10 days running in a row without more then a day’s break. A small milestone, but I should not get ahead myself. I still have around 4 weeks of consistent running ahead of me until I hit my zone…

Bumped into Scott W. at Rocky Point. He was looking good and it was good to see him running. I am actually more inspired to go to Tuesday night workouts at the Den. Perhaps in a few weeks. Also starting to debate with himself whether I should do the marathon clinic for next year’s BMO. The on the last km I ran into Gita who had just been taking the dogs to the park. These evening runs are starting to get social 😉