Monday, August 14, 2006


I am back from my way too short vacation… I guess working and going to school is what makes you appreciate vacation that much. I visited the outlets a lot, got some new running shoes. A pair of Asics’s Gel Solution and a pair of Saucony’s Grid Cohesion, the models are probably 2 years old but I paid 80$ US total for b oth pairs! I’m really happy with my purchase =)

I was a little mixed-up in my schedule as I forgot to bring it with me during our trip to the states but I was trying to follow Week 8 of Hal Higdon’s marathon training (did an extra mile on Wednesday). It would be really great to get the Garmin software to work on my computer but I tried several times and it doesn’t work! Damn technology!!

Monday 3 miles in 32:42 (10:55 min/miles)
Wednesday 7 miles in 1:20:36 (11:31 min/miles)
Friday 3 miles in 31:54 (10:39 min/miles)
Sunday 13.1 miles in 2:22:42 (10:54 min/miles)
Weekly total: 26.1 miles!!

I was in Montreal near the
Parc de la Pointe aux Prairies for the first and last runs of the list. The two other runs were done in Portsmouth, New Hampshire near the Bellamy River.
OH YEAH, and you read it right people, I did a half-marathon distance on Sunday in 2:22! I was so amazed at myself =) Like Jelly said the change in scenery really does motivate you! I’m now hoping to do my September half-marathon with an average pace of 9:50 which would bring me to a time under 2:10. My legs hurt a lot on Sunday after the run but I was doing fine today and I’m ready for 3 miler tomorrow morning!

However, looking back at my schedule, I realized that I am a week late on my training!!! How did I forget one week? I used a calendar that started with the Sunday and not the Monday and it threw me off…. Ok, I get easily confused! That means that I do not get my easy recovery week and will be doing Week 10 starting tomorrow…. I guess that’s dedication, I just hope I can cope with the 15 miler this Saturday…. time will tell!

Happy running week to you all =)

1 comment:

yumke said...

Welcome back and good on you for the 13 mile time...