This week wasn’t too bad. Didn’t manage to get any weights in but I did do some quality stretching and got my runs in. Actually my only run I cut short was my long one and I don’t think I was in the wrong.
I was supposed to do 38km, and it turned out to be one of the hottest days of summer yet, thank you humidex! I was at the cottage so I decided to run to the Batawa Ski hill, where we ran the Fat-Ass Trail race last year.
I thought it would be a good “race simulation” run (without actual mountains this is a little tricky for me). My run to the ski hill was boring as I stuck to the road, unfortunately for me there had been a bear sighting at the cottage the weekend before and my Dad didn’t want me on the trails by myself, of course as I was running around the completely unpopulated ski area it occurred to me that this would be an ideal place for a bear attack and got myself jumping at every little noise in the woods (thanks Dad).
Dan met me 3 hours into my run with some much needed ice water and some motivation because quite frankly I was ready to jump in the car and go home. So I grinded out 33km on hilly technical terrain. Blah, thankfully I got to have a nice swim when we did finally get back to the cottage.
Planned Mileage: 82km
Days Run: 4 (two of which included some serious hill work)
Excuses: It was hot and couldn’t bare the idea of being roasted out in the field portion of my long run again (it was a looping course), but I’m not sorry about it at all.