Finally, the days are getting longer and most evenings I can finish my run in the light. Last week the temperature after work was around -6 which was so nice. But then Sunday (Feb 16) it was -17C with the windchill making it around -25…brrr. I just want it to hurry up and warm up!
I was checking out the facebook page for the race and ran across this photo….now I have done comrades (up and down) which I found super tough – this just puts it all into perspective.
My training beginning in April will consist of running the Gatineau Park the majority of the time and then once a month I plan on hiking in either the Adirondacks or the White Mountains in order to train on the elevations I’ll be facing in Grande Cache.
These last two weeks have not been great for training.
The week ending January 26th was just too cold. It was -30 something with the wind pretty much every day and I just couldn’t face running in this cold in the dark, be it the morning or after work. Normally I don’t ‘wimp’ out of my runs but the incessant cold was just to much for me this particular week. I did manage to get in all of my weight training and treadmill runs (four of them). On Sunday I ran the hypothermic half marathon which was run on the Marshe’s golf course. It was another really cold day (- 30 something with the wind),but at least it was somewhat sunny which made the cold somewhat bearable. I ran a really slow race which I think was due in part to the uneven footing, the cold, the fact I wasn’t wearing a watch – but mostly because i have just gotten slower…..need to work on some speed again.
Then the week ending March 2 I ended up getting some kind of flue bug and didn’t run or do anything else for three days. By Thursday though I was feeling better and ended up getting in a total of 42km and one gym workout.