Sunday, January 29, 2006

Kaa Ching!

Well almost, the sales register says that my total for the week was 72 miles, not the intended 76 but we'll take what we can get. As previously posted I tried to re-arrange workouts during the week and that just ended in disaster and frustration. The plan for the coming weeks is to merely follow the 'plan' as written as much as possible and let the missed runs go...

Woke up this morning at 6:20, 10 minutes before the alarm was to go off which is a good sign. It must mean either that I'm keen to go and rested or overtired and overtrained and need more rest (pick one). Also got out of bed with a limp! My right shin and knee were very sore for some strange reason and was hobbling around a bit wondering if I'd be able to run or not. The soreness continued right up until I met the group for the Boyden Lake loop and then magically went away for duration of the 2o mile run! Of course it's now back again after the run, so either it's mental or my body is demanding some sort of penance or burnt offering (maybe some ice-cream?).

It was a perfect day for a long run with the gang. Sunny, light north wind, temps around 32F (0C) and very little traffic (but more than usual- maybe a dozen). We did the usual 13.5 mile loop, were serenaded by hound dogs, snuck by dozy Rot's, and had many excursions by various members to check out the scenery in the woods. After the loop Andrew and I did a 6.5 mile out and back along the Gin Cove road by the Bay, making it back despite crashing into each other when attempting to turn around! Was that a Power surge or a Seeley turn that caused the misfire? I think it was just low blood sugar and brains not quite up to par ;-)

Food was also a big topic of conversation today including my plans to stop at the Superstore on the return trip. Let's see, what would the cashier think of a cart full of bananas, bagels, Power bars, Gatorade and ice cream? Unfortunately the store was closed so I may get AP to practice his driving and bring me back this afternoon. We can't run out of 'runner' food now can we?

Only 11 more weeks to Boston! Can you believe it??

4 comments:

robtherunner said...

Congratulations on getting in the miles. I know it becomes tough to do week after week.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

11 weeks, wow! Time flys when you're having fun, eh.

Love the shopping list. *grin*

Hilda said...

Nice run, sounds like a great scenery.
Hope the pain, won't continue.
Fantastic to be able to buy just at any grocery store the runner's food... I can't even get decent bagel, can you imagine?? Well, yes lots of bananas!!!

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