Week #10

Distance Pace Weight
Last week 49.8 km 5:27 min/km 99.1 kg
This week 35 km 5:32 min/km 99.1 kg

Highlights of this week:

  • Pretty fast 13km run on Thursday. Felt good.
  • Survived the Lansdowne climb with the Den

First week that I have not met my targets. I wanted to run 18 – 20 km today, but it was raining so hard all day that I skipped the run. As the previous 9 weeks went really well, I am trying not to get too hung up about it. I will try to add a run tomorrow and perhaps next week to make up for the missing monthly volume. We will see. Even if I miss the monthly target, that’s ok. Not training for anything specific. I guess a recovery week is also a good thing and will give my body a little bit of rest time.

Day #38

18 km afternoon long run

Vancouver Fall weather has finally caught up with my running. Pouring rain all along the way. There were only a very few runners out there today and overall very little traffic on the roads and sidewalks. I guess everybody was inside at home or in the mall. At least it wasn’t that cold, but I did have some minor issues with chafing in the groin area. Need to remember to use some vaseline or similar when going out in this kind of weather. Pace was really good. Compared to the same route 2 weeks ago I dropped 16s in pace and 4 bpm in heart rate. Pretty happy about that. Was pretty tired towards the very end, but overall felt pretty good. Took a nice long hot bath when I got home…