Monday: Although my knee - which had been a bit twingy feeling on Sunday - felt fine, I decided to give TRX a miss just to be on the safe side.
Tuesday: The weather was...uninspiring. That's a politer word than what I was thinking when I saw the snow all over my car.
|This would have been beautiful IN DECEMBER. Not so much in April.|
|Waterfalls! Stunning views! Interesting rock formations! Hamilton can be pretty great.|
Wednesday: Since I did 10k on Tuesday I only needed 8k on my lunch. Since I'm all TRAILS!!! right now I ran randomly through the trails on the north (? cardinal directions in Hamilton are confusing) side of campus. It was seriously muddy, but super fun. However I had a couple of slips that started to roll my ankle, so I think I'd better knock off with the muddy trails until after the marathon.
|The views on these trails aren't half bad either.|
|I can't believe this is 4k from my office.|
|Not what I was expecting to find in the woods. Whatever it is, I'm keeping it in mind as a zombie apocalypse bunker.|
|This was soggy, but the fastest way to get back to work.|
|I think the kids were most excited about the chocolate eggs this guy was handing out.|
Saturday: Long run. We were visiting my parents for the day so we left the kids with them and headed out for 20k. My brother also joined us. I wasn't sure how this would go - my parents live in a small town, so finding a decent 20k running route was a challenge. There's a rail trail, but it's primarily used by dirtbikes and snowmobiles so I wasn't sure if it would be in decent enough shape for running.
It...wasn't so much suitable for running.
|Not bad, Bruce County, not bad.|
|I could get used to having breakfast ready for me after a long run! Thanks mom & dad!|
Weekly summary: 58 km run. Which is a lot of km, but is a big drop from last week (about a 30% cut). This week the numbers drop even more and we'll see if taper madness hits - this week there was enough running to keep that at bay, but this week things get a lot shorter. Legs are feeling good, mentally I feel great, so now I just have to focus on picking the perfect marathon outfit. I think I have it, but I need to test run the top this week to make sure it'll work.
Song of the week: Nothing has really grabbed my attention for a while, so I haven't posted a song of the week, but this week I added Natalia Kills - Problem to my playlist. Such a great mid-run pump you up when you are starting to feel a bit tired sort of song.