Monday, October 19, 2009

Longest run ever and some doggy pics

I meant to write this sooner - in fact, I got as far as writing the title several days ago and am now just sitting down to write the actual post. Seems these days there really is no time for writing blogs and reading blogs and internet surfing. I try and check in when I can, but it's certainly not as often as it used to be.

It has been awesome having another puppy in the household. Wylie has fit in perfectly and is the sweetest thing ever! He's learning from Hugo and copies him a lot (the bad habits too unfortunately!) but has his own unique personality.

Running is going well. Sunday was my longest training run EVER, and my 3rd longest run ever if you count races (behind the 2004 leg 4 of the Death Race - 34km; and the 2006 IMCDA - a marathon of course - both of these races done on very insufficient training!). 8am start so I had a couple buddies to run with, which means I had to get up at like 7am. UGH! I had a REALLY good run, however, and ended up with 2 hr 40min, about 18.5 miles. I was actually only planning to do 2:30, but when my running partners cut off just before 2 hours, I headed in the other direction to complete a loop I thought was about 30 mins, but which turned out to be 45 mins. Let me tell you, those last 15 mins were killer! During that loooong run, I consumed one gel and a couple sips of water. I started getting hungry near the end so next time I will need 2 gels. I have become a less is more person when it comes to nutrition for long runs/races (and I'm not talking about Ironman here because that is different than a marathon or 1/2 ironman).

After I finished I was very happy with my accomplishment! Buuuut I was a lazy lug the whole rest of the day, and after re-hydrating, re-fueling, and stretching really well, all I did for the remainder of the day was watch t.v.! I really did not feel like doing anything else. At least I iced my legs while doing this so there was some multi-tasking involved. Actually I didn't watch t.v. ALL day, I had a couple visitors over and walked the dogs with Geoff. Christina brought her 3 kids to see the puppies, and then later Alice came by to see the new puppy.

Anyway, this weekend is another long 2:40 run - kinda scared but looking forward to it as well. Then I think there will be two 20 milers left and some shorter runs. I hope the weather holds out another month! We shall see...

I thought I had something more to talk about here but it seems to have escaped my mind and I need to haul @$$ to bed as I have to fit in a recovery run on the tready tomorrow a.m. Bye for now!


runningman said...

Good job with the long runs, that is an accomplishment!! I just thought of somthing. There are really two kinds of triathletes. Those that are really good at one of the three sports and therefor enjoy it more and therefor train in that sport more. The second is the triathlete who recognizes that they have a weak(weaker, not saying you're a poor runner) sport and choose to focus on that and improve to improve the overall time/performance. Sorry my grammer isn't the best, I hope you get my point. You are such a strong swimmer/biker and now you're adding the run to your arsenal. DAMN! You will be one strong triathlete!!

Naomi Rae Nicholson said...

Go Lisa!!! :-D

Amber Dawn said...

I love the puppy pics! Soo cute to see them sunbathing together :)

Charisa said...

Nice work on the LONG run!