Friday, January 31, 2020

January 2020 Summary

Run  162.5 km

One race ,  Stride Inside on the 4th logging 45.5 km in 6 hours.   One other long run on  the 24th logging a 30 Ker at the Y in Owen Sound.   Probably had a record number of reset days.  Spent a week in Tremblant Skiing and had ZERO time for running ... not exactly  rest days more like just not running days.


Rest Days X 14
Track X 2  75.5 km
Treadmill X 11 63 km
Road X 2 20 km
Snowshoe X 1 4 km

Doing a couple of different challenges planning on a BAM of 5 km everyday.    One little race planned Feb. 2 7 km Dion Snowshoe race at Shades Mills.

January 2020 .... DONE!

Last run of the month done logging yet another 5 km Lunch Run.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Back at it!

Back to work after being off for 2 weeks.   Logged my usual 5 km @ 6:00 pace on my meal break.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Y Friday

30 km on the track at the Y today.  Seemed harder then it should have been but then again I havent done a long one in almost 3 weeks...go figure.


Ditto Tuesday , another 10 km doing an out and back on the 2nd.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blog catch up ... Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

Spent last week at Mont Tremblant,  2 travel days and 3 full days on the mountain...runnign took a back seat! 

Saturday January 18
Did a little 4 km snowshoe with Kim and Tif.  Origianlly planned on a summit run but it was -27C and I was not into the cold.    The condos we were staying at were adjacent a golf course with a snowshoe trail so we hit that logging just shy of 4 km in just under 90 miutes ... good fun! 

Monday January 20
After not running for SEVEN days  I hit the good old treadmill at work logging a whopping back at 5 km run  @  6:00 pace then did and upper body weight routine. 

Tuesday January 21
Took it outside doing an out and back 10 km on the second.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stride Inside Pictures

Lots of great candid's when you pass the photographer every 90 seconds...

Weekend Mids 6&7

Wrapping up a week of nights this weekend ending in two runs.

Saturday it was 8 km on the treadmill at a more or less 7:00 pace.  Left knee has been bugging me at a 6:00 pace or faster.  Its just one of those nagels that pops up from time to time.  The best cure is to trade the treadmill and track in for a trail but thats not happening any time too soon.

Sunday it was 10 km @ 7:00 pace ... smooth sailing.  After the run I followed up with an upper body weight routine.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mid 5

5km run followed buy an upper body weight  routine this morning on my meal break.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Mid 3

5 km run then a lift on my meal break this morning. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Mid 2

Mid 2 featured a 5 km run on the treadmill at 4am. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stride Inside - Jan. 4, 2020

First and only run of the new decade was done on Saturday logging 45.5 km on the track at the Royal Distributing Athletic center.  It  was a bit of a weird day,  nothing bad but really nothing good either.  The effort was more or less the same throughout the event struggling through the first 3 hours to find a comfortable pace settling down in the second half.    The heart rate data really tells the story here ...

Logged a total of 116 laps ,  was going for 133 laps or 50 km but fell short.

Early Splits

Lap 1 - 00:01:37
Lap 2 - 00:01:34
Lap 3 - 00:01:33

Late Splits 
Lap 213 - 00:01:37
Lap 214 - 00:01:37
Lap 215 - 00:01:30

So thats the way the day went,  I was reeling in the HR in the second half.   really didn't have much more in the tank that day but I gave it a good solid consistent effort so I am pleased with that.  
I am use to 6 laps = 1 km at the Y ,  here it was 5 laps = 1+ km.  The timing wasn't done all that well.  There was a monitor that displayed your lap #  but it wasn't working or your name scrolled off before you were close enough to read  it.   I found the temps to be a wee bit on the warm side too.  Drank 2.5 l of water ,  4 S caps and 5 gels.   Didn't divide it up very well loading it more on the second half.  Overall I was a wee bit dehydrated and I had numbness in the finger tips so the electrolytes were out of wack.    
So yeah,  could have managed it better.   It wasn't a train wreck but not the kind of day I was expecting but I am happy to get in my first mini Ultra of 2020.