Friday, June 22, 2018

Run and Lift Friday

5K @ 6:00 pace followed by an upper body weight routine today on my meal break.   Running is going to have to take a back seat for a few days,  more important things to do.   Going to be switching gears next week adding more road and speed in prep for Endure in August. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Heart Thursday

7K Heart Run completed today on my meal break...it was hot! 

2 Run Wednesday

 Did a 4.8K backyard trail run around dinner time last night. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tried to do it!

5K done on my meal break.  Started as a " Heart Run" and as I was closing in on the 2K mark I had to take an important call so the speed work had an abrupt end!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Lunch

5K @ 6:00 pace done today on my meal break.   Had a good recovery from Niagara I could have the past couple of days but I was too busy with  other things.   All ready for the next 50Ker this Saturday ,   Pure Grit 50K @ Hepworth ... a local race for me! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Niagara Ultra 50 km - Saturday June 16, 2018

 Niagara never disappoints ,  its very scenic and super exciting as you approach the Falls but man oh man was it a scorcher!    Wasn't racing it this year running with Patrick Rose.  Aim is to head out at around a 7:30 pace then slow it down 30 sec/k on the way back ... not by choice!   Heading out at 7 am it was already around 20 and humid but there was a cloudy haze and a nice breeze.   As we approached the falls it was at around the 3 hour mark as planned and the last few Ks to the turn around it became sunny.     We took around a 10min break at the falls taking some pictures ,  eating and just taking it in.   Heading out I was drinking  a little bit less then what I should have and did zero nutrition.   Had a little bit of catch up to do but I wasn't overly concerned because the pace was pretty slow.  It would have been a super good day to get to the falls 30 minutes sooner just to beat the warmer temps that we faced in the early afternoon.   If they ever decided to start the race at 6am I don't think they would get a single complaint.    We survived the run back and managed to keep running albeit at a little slower pace then planned but time really didn't matter that day. 

Finished in 6hrs41min29sec good for 115th out of 143 finishers.   Highlight of the day came after the race.  I had just sat down after finishing and this little guy about 3 years old came over to me and touched my on my shoulder.  I had no idea what he said so I asked him if he ran today... he said he did so I gave him my finishers medal.  He ran back to his Mom super excited and showed her she came back and wanted to give the medal back to me but I insisted that it was OK with them I would like him to keep it!

Up next weekend ... pure grit,   a local race for me in running the rolling Sand Dunes in the Pines at the Sawmill Ski trails in Hepworth. 

Pictures courtesy of Patrick Rose.











The night before .... again

Just like like last weeks 50K I headed out Friday Eve and did a little backyard trail the night before another 50K race.   Logged a little 4.8Ks and some hammock time to boot.  It was super slow because of the heat but it was a good " dry run " for Saturdays fun.