Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hot, hotter, hottest?

This Sunday is the big day, when we'll be running the Montreal Marathon. Needless to say, we've been keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. Especially since eastern Canada is currently in the midst of another heat wave, which is slightly unusual for this time of year. Yesterday, today and tomorrow will see temperatures of 30+, but supposedly it will cool down a bit after that. However, Environment Canada is not always very accurate when it comes to longer-term forecasts. I guess we'll have wait until later this week to see whether the heat will break, and what  the weather will have in store for us this weekend.
In the meantime, we're trying to get some short runs in this week to keep the legs loosened up. Later tonight, after the sun set, we'll try to get a 7km run in, and perhaps a 4 km run tomorrow. The last few days we'll go for some walks to keep moving.  Hopefully that will do the trick!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting closer to Marathon Day

Yesterday we did our last 'long slow distance' run in preparation for the marathon, next week in Montreal. Compared to two years ago, when we were also training for a marathon, the one in Prince Edward County, the training this time around felt much more comfortable, comprehensible and manageable. Not sure what the difference was, maybe experience, maybe the fact that we didn't have too much time to think about it because we were occupied with realty business? We were dreading yesterday's run a little bit, because last time, we thought 'Oh, we ONLY have to do a 16km run, how hard can that be?'. Well, turned out it was the hardest run of the summer.
This time around, we were a little apprehensive, maybe more realistic, and it payed off. We did a very comfortable, relaxed and great 17.5km. We hit the trails in the Greenbelt again, and it's just a joy and privilege to run there. We really discovered the trails this year, and did most of our long runs on the trails. It's very forgiving for our bodies, since we're not pounding the pavement as much. Maybe that's why we stayed virtually injury free this time? Also, Nolan's blisters are pretty much non-existent, which is huge! All in all, I think we're ready for next week's run. This week, we'll do maybe two short runs, but rest our legs for the most part, so they'll be fresh for Sunday. The only thing we'll be doing I think this week is pack, pack, and pack!

Friday, August 27, 2010

My husband!

A picture of my husband and I, taken in Mont Tramblant.


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