Saturday, January 28, 2012

Long Run = Done!

First things first - I couldn't bear the thought of gracing the pathways with my super awkward 2 inch long ponytail, so I went cute and did pigtails again.   I don't know why I am so lazy on weekdays when the piggies only take a minute more to do...

The car told me it was much colder than I expected after seeing the forecast. (don't judge the Forester's fuel efficiency from this pic - we'd just gassed up)

My Running Room training schedule called for a 7K long run this weekend and, since I prefer my long runs to fall on Saturday, I headed to the city to git 'er done.  But by the time I got to the city, the temperature was looking a bit more reasonable (as was the fuel efficiency, obvs.):

Great tip for anyone who is a Garmin newbie - turning on the GPS and putting it on your dash while you drive, means the signal is usually found by the time you get to your destination.

I  met up with JS and J at Eau Claire, plus our furriest runner girl, Sally (J's dog). There were also a bunch of other gals from our TNT Team so we had fun laughing and warming up altogether before heading out.

Today seemed like a great day to head out through the East Village so off we went.  51 mins of great conversation later, we were back at Eau Claire and ready for some serious coffee :)

From Daily Mile

Tired of dealing with my foot pain, I decided to tighten the heck out of my shoes and, voila, no pain.  As much as I hate the feeling of tight tight tight shoes - it sure does seem to make a difference for me.

I felt great today on the run.  Even though the Running Room's plans call for Rune 10 mins: walk 1 min, I haven't done that ratio in a long time.  Instead, we usually just take a walk break every two kilometres.   It felt comfortable today - like my 3 continuous runs this week made a difference. 

So, now it is on to week 2 of my training for BMO Vancouver Marathon.  Less than 100 days until I am running in that beautiful city!!!  I am so excited!!!

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