Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mid 1

Started another string of mids logging 1 5 km run this morning on my meal break. 

April 2019 Summary

Run   - 242.4 km
YTD - 824.9 km

One race PYP 50 km and  two long runs 36 km at the "Fun Run" know as the Spring Warm Up and 30 km on the track at the Y. 

Breakdown....

Treadmill 13X = 84 km
Track 1X = 30 km
Trail 10 X = 128.4 km
Rest Days X 6

Up next is Seaton 50 km in two weeks then its a Marathon or more every other week thru June. 

Pick Your Poison 50 km Trail Race - Saturday April 27, 2019

Relive 'Morning Apr 27th' ,  yeah not really sure i want to relive the run it was a really long tough day with lots of high and low moments.   


The day was all about the weather...it ruled.   Woke up at 3am to a blizzard ,  yeah thats right snow had returned with a vengeance.     Rolled back over and managed to sleep for a couple of more hours getting up 40 minutes before the alarm was set and that made for a wee bit of extra time to enjoy a coffee in the hot tub.   Race started at 09:00 ,  about a 90 minute drive to Horseshoe that turned out to be 2/3 white knuckle.    The roads were ice and snow and a little bit slushy and the summer tires did not do it justice.   I arrived a little after 8am with enough time to get ready for the start.    Did a last minute adjsutemt going down to a single long sleeve tech T with a shell.   Had on my mid weight tights,  wool socks ,  wind proof underwear,  wool gloves and a few buffs just incase.

The race started at 09:00 am ,  very slow at the back of the pack.   Things were rather white ,   rather wet and rather muddy and it was only going to get worse through the entire day!  I really hated the first two laps even entertaining the idea of a DNF...at least it kept the mind occupied.   Heading out on the second loop I got a great big soaker ...dam cold and not nice at all.   I ran with cold wet feet the reset of the day.   Temps were a little below freezing but the wind was howling.   There are allot of hills on this course and hills means generating allot of body heat!  At times I was overheating then moments later it was freezing.   I almost wore out the zipper on the the shell...up and down all day long.   Something really good happened on laps 3 and even lap 4.   Passing the half way point the misery turned to joy I felt great and really started to enjoy the day and I am not sure where that came from but I will take it.  On the 4th lap the mind completely shut down it was all about one foot in front of the other.   I had a good consistent run ( I say that before checking the splits )  no death march just kept plodding away! 

I tripped the clock at 7hrs38min54sec my slowest PYP of the 8 I have done.  Typically I would come in about and hour sooner but I do take solace that in 2014 I logged 7hrs22min!    I finished 82 out of 98 finishers. 

I will add the splits and other data when the become available.    All and all it really wasn't s bad day any day I get to run that far is a good day.   I sure hope that Seaton  has better weather and I get my but moving allot faster! 

Splits 1hr49min, 1hr53min, 1hr56min, 1hr58min  ... I am good with that nice steady effort.   I don't like to play the fade. 


Garmin stuff ...
























Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Two Run Wednesday

Hit the backyard trail late in the afternoon logging 6 laps,  5.8 km.   Working Eves this week so I logged another 5 km on the treadmill on my meal break. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lunch Run

5k done the usual way this evening on my meal break. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

"Heart Run"

7k Heart Run done this evening on my meal break. 



2nd Trail Saturday , rest on Sunday

Did another 6 laps on the backyard trail  in a very cold hard rain Saturday Evening...it was fun! 

Took a rest day on Sunday.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday Friday

Both days I did a 5K on the treadmill at work....must take it outside tomorrow. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

5K the usual way

Almost made it a two run day...skied the morning then was going to do a trail run in the afternoon but I ran short on time.   Settled for my usual 5K on my meal break this afternoon. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Lunch Run

5K on my meal break this evening. 

Outrace Spring Warm Up - Saturday April 13, 2019

Logged 36Ks at the Spring Warm Up on Saturday.   Goal was to run hard on the long downhills in order to " trash the quads " ahead of PYP in 2 weeks.   Tried really hard to do that but its 48 hour out and only a little DOMS!!!!!   I even ran km 35 at a 4:30 pace to boot!     Took Sunday off as a rest day.

 Endur Jack before the fun run ....


Relive 'Morning Apr 13th'

Thursday Lunch

Forgot to blog it but I did my usual 5K lunch run.  Took Friday off lifting on my meal break instead of Running. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Two Run Wednesday

Run 1 - 5K on my meal break

Run 2 - 4K on the backyard trail.  Still 60% snow covered and getting really nasty...so bad its good!  There was a cool wind and it was 4C I didn't have my ears covered and they ached!   

Monday, April 8, 2019

Lunch Run

5k @ 6:00 pace  on the treadmill at work today on my  meal break. 

Six on Sunday

6 laps of the backyard trail were done on Sunday logging 5.8 km.   Still 80% snow covered but changing by the hour.   I was contemplating another run but got busy with all the usual activities getting the house ready for the warm season.


Relive 'Morning Apr 7th'

Two Run Saturday

Took a rest day on Friday then did two runs on the backyard trail Saturday logging ,  5.6 then 4.8 km. 
The trail was still 90% covered in snow and was really tough slugging but I got more out of the runs then logging time on the road, track or treadmill. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Trail Thursday

First trail of of the spring has been run hitting the backyard trail and  logging a little 4.8 km Run.    There was almost enough snow to snowshoe but too much to run in spots ... still about 80% snow.   Had to go slow in a couple of sections due to post-holing up to my knee!!!!

Y Wednesday

Hit the Y after work on Wednesday logging one more 30  km Run on the track.   Ran super slow ,  aka trail speed ,  keeping my heart rate in the 120's.  It crept up a little here and there but I managed to reel it in.   Added about a minute to my pace averaging somewhere around a 7:00 pace. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fools

No April Fool here logging a 5K @ 6:00 pace today on my meal break.