Sunday, October 11, 2009

Back to Back

It was a beautiful looking morning for a run today but looks can be deceiving when it comes to our fall weather. The starting temperature of todays run was only 1C (33F) and barely warmed up to 3C (38F) about 2 hours later when I was finally done my allotted punishment. At least there was little wind and it made for a couple of nice photos as the sun was coming up over the Bay and across the golf course.

My legs were very heavy this morning as my most recent run of 7.5 miles (just over 1 hour) was only 15 hours old. The thought for today was having a couple of back to back harder (longer than 1 hour) runs that would give my body the last little training impetus needed to get me through next weekend's marathon in good shape. It certainly had that effect as most if not all of the run felt like the 2nd half and/or end of a marathon. It was slow going but I still managed to average 5:38/km pace which equates to a 3:58 marathon that is right on target for what Trevor is shooting for. At least I hope to be able to keep up with him!

So last long run in the books but then what do I see when I arrived back home but these guys!
At least they were on the outside looking in and were eating our neighbors apples instead of Jo's prized garden plants. Shortly after this the mother deer gave a snort and they went bounding away at a slow deer-jog pace, stopping after only about 50m run. Lazy things!

That's it! One more week of pseudo taper (feels like I've been tapering for months) and it's time to play once again. Have a nice week!

11 comments:

Mark said...

good luck and don't do anything along the lines of my recent exploits

Thomas said...

For some reason I'm more apprehensive about your marathon than my own. All the best!

Grellan said...

"At least I hope to be able to keep up with him!" - I though you were pacing Trevor!. All the best for PEI.

Dusty said...

Reminds me of how everyone says - "oh how neat, you have bunnies in your yard". damn bunnies eat everything!

Thanks for telling us about the temps, I warmed up from what I thought was cold after reading it. I'll stop my sniviling about what I thought was cold and mist this morning. Stay warm!!

Good luck on your marathon! :)

Trevor said...

You'll have to build a fence for your neighbor's apple trees! Nice picture of the golf course. Looking forward to running with you in PEI. As for keeping up with me ... just remember how fresh you were at the end of the 20 miles and Boyden, compared to my pain at the time!

Love2Run said...

Looking forward to next weekend with Trevor and not feeling apprehensive at all (Thomas). I should be able to keep up (Grellan) as long as Trevor doesn't decide to go crazy for a 3:40 or so faster. Now just need to take it easy this week and not break a leg like poor Mark.

marty said...

Good luck next week

Jamie said...

Cool pics! Best of luck next week!

Ms. V. said...

beautiful pictures!!! Good luck!

Ewen said...

I hope you have fun "playing" at PEI on the weekend Mike. Also that the weather is a tad warmer than 3C.

Yes, I admit the 'good feeling' lasts quite a while in a half (or a full), but so does the 'bad feeling' ;)

DawnB said...

good luck at the marathon Mike you'll do just fine. Have fun.