Life has a tendency of getting in the way it seems. All I wanted to do was get in some serious training and usually during day shift, I’m able to get in two workouts: a short one over lunch and then a longer one after work while I waiting for traffic to die down. Well… Continue reading Summary – August 22 – 28
As you’ll see in the summary, there was next to no running this week (bloody work). As much as I know that a long run with no prep runs beforehand doesn’t go well, I picked Saturday for it because it was supposed to be the coolest day for a while. And when I took the… Continue reading Shut up Brain – Thoughts on the Long Run
After I finished work on Monday, I dropped my car off for an oil change and left to cram in a long run. That was the plan anyway. I ran to Sunnybrook Park which is midtown Toronto. It is a massive park with a system of trails that follows the Don River all the way… Continue reading Summary August 15-21
With a good long run at the start of the week, I expected to do some SERIOUS training. I was also on night shift and I usually can’t sleep past 3:00 pm which leaves me plenty of time to take care of the dogs and get in a run and pack some good food. And… Continue reading Summary August 8-14
I really enjoyed this run and I’m not sure why. I’ve begun to think of them less as tedious slogs to get through to improve distance and time on feet and increase mitochondria and test gear and nutrition. I’ve come to think of them as adventures. I don’t really pay attention to my time and… Continue reading Long Run August 8
A few ups and a few downs this week and I’m not talking about terrain. Monday I took as a rest day. I figured I deserved to treat my feet a little. And the fact that I finished work at 5 am and then had to be back at 3 pm left little time for… Continue reading Summary August 1 – 7
Usually when I go for my runs, I’m alone; no packs of runners or strollers or cyclists blasting by on the sidewalk. I don’t even have a sidewalk. Most of the time I run quiet dirt roads with the occasional car that will creep past. Recently that was a different story. I was running along one… Continue reading Have all the Animals Gone Mad?