a wrap of the last six weeks
I`ve been inconsistent on SP. I guess I touched a peak with my first half-marathon, then life got in the way, let`s put it like this.
First, my mileage went downhill and my eating got out of control. What`s new? My biggest fault: inconsist... Read more
racing sign-up splurge
Yes, I`m on a roll. After accomplishing my first serious endurance test (HM) my new goals, before attacking "the land of Gods" is picking up my pace and improving my running strategy.
Therefore, today I signed up for the "5KClassique du Parc ... Read more
countdown is over ...
Yes, I have the race jitters and I love it !!!
I`m looking at my training schedule of the last month up on the wall, all highlighted. All of it. There`s one line left white, at the bottom, and it says:
Sun, Sept 25 - HALF MARATHON RAC... Read more
just a quickie ...
Tonight I was SO tempted to reach for a cheese sandwich at 9pm after all my "duties" were done. Poor excuse for the instable weather. And yet I got my butt off the door for a little 3K recovery run.
No cheese sandwich, just a great run, short... Read more
what NOT TO DO if you want to have a great run
Last week I had a 20K run (12m). It was the farthest I`ve ever run so far and the longest run before my first HM. It gave me the confidence I can finish the distance, with a great form. It was a great run. Forget about the wind or the rain ... I... Read more
pannick: 4 weeks until HM and NO MOTIVATION
... actually to top it off my eating is reckless for the past weeks. If I can squeeze a day here and there with no overeating after supper I`m a hero.
I went back on anti-depressants (major burnout) and for the past two weeks I became more sle... Read more
a humble lesson of endurance
Today, Sunday August 7th, I went out at 5am for a long run. I knew humidity will be high today (85%) so I pulled myslef out of bed early to make it happen. To be honest, I was aiming for 17K (LOL!), my longest so far (my first HM is in seven wee... Read more
a step forward
Yesterday I woke up with a BAD mood. Luckly, getting out in the sun for a bike ride settled the things in a better perspective. Wind was crazy and I was riding with Eddy in the carrier. It should make up for an extra 80lbs pulling after me, on a... Read more
stuck ... again
I`m stuck again in a rut. Stress at work, running around with kids and house, eating like a nutrition guru all day and then falling appart at night ... when the day is over. Meaning after 9pm, when I have time "for myself" - I find myself exhaus... Read more
Winter, just GO AWAY !!!
That`s it. I`m really getting fed up with these temperatures under -20C and crazy winds that cut through your skin. This is an unrealistic wish for February, Quebec, Canada. But pretty much everyone around me ran out of patience. All Canadians, ... Read more
Don`t look back in anger ...
Good Bye 2010. You were a tough year. My income dropped and I faced financial challenges. Work was hard, busy, underpaid and stressful. How else? I had the hardest year with my significant other. I was hurt and I broke too often - so I decided t... Read more
A scramble of the last 2-3 weeks
Main subject for my last 2-3 weeks was finding THE RIGHT SHOE. I`ve tried Brooks, swtiched to Asics and finally found my match in Mizuno. Literally made for me. It took me three trips to this certain store that`s nowhere near close to my house, ... Read more
I love my shoes - my legs don`t! ... ???
I could use your advice about your experience with breaking into new shoes.
I`ve been running for almost two years in definitely cheap, worn-out shoes. They were my "walking" shoes that I took with me afterwards on my runs, lo... Read more
A Love Story
Welcome to my life, BROOKS ADRENALINE :)
I`ve been waiting for your for a while and almost hurt my knees in old, cheap shoes ...
We`ll run together a HM next year and many, many more miles. I`ll take care you you and you`ll take care of me. ... Read more