Happy Halloween! 1:48:51
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Another 30 minutes on the trainer before work. I had a voice lesson this afternoon so I didn’t have to practice this morning. The lesson went really well. I am back on track at last!
We were at the Oak Bay track tonight for km repeats. I was to do 8 of them with 2 minute recoveries. I wasn’t feeling too confident about being able to nail this WO and hitting the time target of 3:28 – 3:30. After the warm-up and strides I just decided to get on with it and see what would happen. Thankfully the kms were pretty consistent: 3:23 (typical) 3:30 - 3:28 - 3:29 - 3:27 - 3:28 - 3:29 - 3:26. The last two were tough and I was breathing pretty hard at the end but I didn’t feel as horrible as I thought I would. It was hard doing these on my own (LeRoo couldn’t make it) but at the same time it allowed me to run in my own rhythm and to concentrate on my form. My legs still aren’t firing as well as they should and I think I need to fall more but that will come the more I work on it. At least I had the courage to stay up on my toes and the spring was much better. I did the old cool-down route from last summer. I passed by the Oak Bay Fire Department off of Monterey. It was dusk by this time and they had built a HUGE bonfire…it must have been 50 feet high with flames shooting rocket-high into the sky. There were oodles of kids dressed up for Halloween screaming and laughing. I made my way towards Willows Beach and I could hear kids calling out ‘trick or treat!!’ The streets were littered with ghouls and ghosts running back and forth from house to house. The houses and lawns were decorated for the occasion…very fun! I loved Halloween when I was a kid (what kid doesn’t!) and I got those old excited feelings back. I even thought of ringing a doorbell to see if I could get a treat but chickened out! The total run was 78 minutes.
I got an email today from BC Athletics. It looks like I made the team to go to Nationals after all…that was lucky! So, I’ve confirmed my spot and will commit to running a good race on December 1st in Guelph…brrrr…we’re going to freeze our arses off!
AL H. - 31 10 07 - 23:20
Nobby Hashizume speaks!
The co-founder of the lydiard foundation and world’s leading authority on the Lydiard method will be on Victoria Radio from 3:30 pm to 4:00 Friday November 2nd. THAT’s TOMORROW!
Coleslaw (email) (link) - 01 11 07 - 15:10
Stop advertising on my space, Slaw…that will be $100 please
Mar - 01 11 07 - 20:49