Monday, May 23, 2011
It's hard to believe there's less than 2 weeks now till Hawaii 70.3! Wow. I'm getting sooo excited! My training has been very consistent and I've been getting in some key sessions in the pool, on the bike, and in the run. These last 2 weeks the volume will be decreasing and Geoff has scheduled some higher intensity sessions which will help dial in the fitness. The bulk of the work is done, it's now all about sharpening up and letting the body absorb the training so that it is ready come race day!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
This week was filled with lots of good training to add to the bank. On Friday after an easy treadmill recovery run in the morning, I drove to Kananaskis for a conference/trade show at the Delta Lodge. The conference was also on Saturday, so an overnight affair. As soon as the last session wrapped up just after 1pm on Saturday, I packed everything up and hightailed it out of there, as I had a long run to do! I parked at the first scenic trail entrance I came across, quickly changed into my running gear, and was ready to start my 90 min run by 1:30!
I ended up running along the very scenic and very hilly highway, enjoying every minute of the mountain views. Early on, I decided to veer off on one of the trail routes, but this lasted only about 10 minutes as the terrain became too rocky, and my imagination began to run wild, eventually getting the better of me. I couldn't help but picture in my mind being attacked by a cougar or grizzly while i was running, and there were like no people around and I didn't have a cellphone on me (who runs with a cellphone), so I decided to turn around and go back to the highway, where it felt safer!
Start of my run in K-Country (yes there was surprisingly still some snow around but it was still warm enough for shorts!)