Sunday, June 11, 2006
On Saturday, I set out to run 20K to the Beaches and back for my long run. I was out the door by 6:30 a.m. and it was freezing (7 degrees, 40km/h wind). By the time I reached the 5K mark, I felt that I would probably need a bathroom break sooner rather than later, so I came back home (completing another 5K). Ditched my hydration gear and actually went out to do a 10K city route, but the wind was crazy and my breathing was not good due to congestion. I was 400 metres in when I decided I was too cold, on the verge of getting sicker so I quit. Yup, walked back home and waited for the England game to start (which was why I was up early in the first place). So, a 10K (6 miles) Saturday.
Today was much better. A later start meant it was warmer and it wasn't as cold. So I did a slow paced 21K (13 miles) to the Beaches. Found a great rhythm for the entire run.
As I head into the final week before the training, I'm switching my running weeks (for record keeping more than anything) to a Monday through Sunday instead of Sunday to Saturday. So, this week's mileage is a bit of a cheat, eight days long.
Weekly mileage: 69K (43 miles)
Year to date: 979.5K (608 miles)