Well, I guess when you have a 100K race in a few weeks there is no down time really. After a couple of days off, I was back running my usual 16k a day. My legs are feeling great and after coming home to cleaning after my kids and house housework I gladly leave the house for a run.
My training is supposed to go up in intensity again. I am becoming the queen of time management just to make sure I don’t fall behind at work, drop the ball on my kids or flunk any classes at the University. Spring has finally arrived in Calgary and that will make my training schedule a lot easier to stick to.
Once I week Nadia will drop me off at work and I will run back home. I measured the distance today is 28K one way. That is long enough to be my long run of the week. I usually run 32K on Sundays but I can always increase the mileage of the other days to an extra 2K to offset it. That way I can have more study time on the weekend( and yes cleaning even if I don't like it). My next course is Finance and I am going to need a lot more study time than usual finance is one of those subjects that don’t make sense to me, I need to read the chapters a few times to fully understand it.
This month I have the Blackfoot Ultra so I don’t need a really long run, that can be my long training run for my 100 miler. In June I don’t have a race so I can run to and from work one day, is a lot easier that leaving my kids on a Sunday for 6 hours alone.
I have fantastic news about Peter Lubbers. He is now a member of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team. I checked the team’s website and I found tons of information and tips about trail running. I wish I had read this last year for my first ultra; it would have saved me from hypothermia for sure. You might want to check Peters’ blog as well for information (sorry ladies Peter is happily married) I am excited for Peter he is such an amazing athlete and now the word is out.
Well, if you see a crazy person running against traffic on rush hour down Crowchild Trail please be kind and it might not be a bad idea to throw a slice of pizza at her, thin crust, light on the cheese ,heavy on the tomato sauce.