Run log September 30 - Come Hell or High Water (or Dog Poop)
Well I got back at it yesterday, I ran 8,1x13k. It was raining and I am coming off a 3 week cold complete with sinus infection, so it wasn’t the fastest I’ve ever run, at 1:32.38. But I did it! Unfortunately the rain sort of brought up the smell of dog poop and someone along the seawall decided to take all of the bags of dog poop out of the garbage cans and leave them on the pavement, so the environment wasn’t as serene as it normally is. With the rain and the dog poop smell it was quite a feat, so I’m happy I got out there. Even if it drained my energy for the rest of the day :-)
I’m still tired, so this is all I’m going to write for now. But suffice it to say that I’m back in the game!
Am I the only one who is concerned about the environmental/health impacts of whatever the hell it is they use for the colour run? What is that shit? It can’t be good for you to inhale. Does it just go into the sewer after? What if it’s toxic? These are the things that concern me.
Well, this should have been a day that I ran a half in the Okanagan in BC, a wine country run that I’d had my eye on. For better or worse this summer was way more about having other sorts of non-running fun, so I am not ready for a half yet. Instead, I signed up for the last one of the season which will be on November 24th. Pretty happy to be back at it, that’s for sure.
Distance - 10k (8 running, 1 walking)
Time - 1:11.18 (mitigating time factors - multiple red lights and a quick chat with some friends that I bumped into along the seawall and I forgot to pause my timer)
Category (trail, road, hills, other) - road, seawall, 2 bridges (mostly flat with a few long low grade hills on the bridges)
Nutrition (pre, during, post-run, hydration) - dinner last night - sushi and sashimi salad. breakfast - a banana and peanut butter nice and natural bar.
Conditions (weather, temperature, terrain) - overcast with some sunny breaks, around 20 degrees celcius.
Health (heart rate, weight, sleep) - sleep was GREAT. I’m not drinking this month and that’s helped me get back into it. I had a big week so I fell asleep at 9:30pm last night, and slept almost 12 hours. So necessary. Woke up feeling nice and refreshed.
Notes (shoes, gear, perceived effort, energy level, goals) - wore my capris and a tank top, with my hat. the heels of my running shoes are giving out, again, which is frustrating, but I’m determined to not buy another pair til January so we’ll see how that goes.
This weekend was a pretty monumental birthday for me, and I’m coming off a really fun summer with an unfortunate lack of running, which is about to change now that its fall.
My plan is to sign up for the last half of the season here, and train like mad to get in shape for it. Luckily I think my extended benefits are finally going to kick in, so at least I can get help for my muscles and joints when I need it. I’m also hoping that I can see a registered naturopath or someone that can help me with my diet. This decade is gonna be one of getting in shape and feeling good!!
Anyway, my run today was 7k, at an 8,1 interval. I was out for about 45 minutes, and being typical me decided to go at the hottest point of the day. Apart from a bit of a post-run headache, I’m feeling pretty good. I took the time to stretch properly and ice my shins, so I’m pretty happy about my recovery. I just need to remember to properly hydrate the day before my LSD going forward.
Happy to be getting into fall and back into running. It’s gonna be good!! Happy September everyone!