Saturday, May 19, 2007
The title of this post is 'catching up,' and that's what I did a little of today. My running has been, shall we say, sporadic so far this year. In fact, I haven't done any mileage updates, which i'll do at the end of this post. I've done a bunch of long runs over the past two months, with a 23K run probably in the last month.
Today was perfect Toronto running weather: cool and sunny. I set out to run one of my favourite routes to the Beaches. Basically, the Beaches is a very nice part of Toronto, with volleyball courts, a long boardwalk, a pool, tennis courts, skating rinks (lacrosse in the summer), lawn bowling, kite flying -- you get the point. But, to get to that 2K stretch, I have to run about 9K through a lot of industrial land... which for this runner means a lot of time on the road without another runner in sight. I love that.
So today, I ran a half-marathon distance (21.1K, 13.1 miles) in 1:51, with 5:17 K splits. The whole run felt nice and easy, just giving my legs and heart just enough of a workout to feel tired, but not exhausted... Next time I do the distance, want to push the time down to 1:45.
After, we gathered for a friend's baby shower where we did more catching up... Ah, spring's here but it already feels like summer.
Weekly mileage (April 29): 33K in three runs (2:42 running time)
Weekly mileage (May 6): 38K in four runs, including race (2:56 running time)
Weekly mileage (May 13): 48K in five runs (4:02 running time)
Year to date: 697K