am (1:00) Crosslite3. Legs a little tired from yesterday, but not bad. Loosened up as I ran. Ran north trail towards sandpit. A little muddy in places after all the rain. Ab workout.
pm (:35) Gazelles/Barefoot. Ran easy on home grass trails. First 18 minutes in shoes, last 17 minutes barefoot. Felt a little tired, but not bad. Nice to get back doing some barefoot again.
~ Cracked open a new pair of Crosslites today. Hard to believe that my old pair have lasted me since Feb as I've done the bulk of my running in them. Fit like a glove, lightweight and great traction. Awesome shoe! Sad to retire the old pair.
am (:46) Crosslite3. Easy out Cataraqui Trail West. Light rain which helped to keep it a little cooler.
pm (1:00) Skylites. Warmup for 20 mins to trail. Tempo run for 30 minutes on Cataraqui Trail East. Cooldown for 20 mins home. Started out and felt great. Very comfortable at the beginning, but found that I had to really focus to maintain pace for last 10 minutes. Just a little rusty and lacking some strength still from being sick. Good workout though.
am (1:16) Crosslite3. Cataraqui Trail West to grass hill. Pretty hot today. Got a little tired near the end but felt ok. Ab workout.
pm (:40) Frees/Barefoot. Ran easy on home grass trails. First 20' on shoes, last 20' barefoot. Raining pretty hard. Ran offleash with dogs in the rain which was fun.
~ Went to Skatepark with Brennan and Heather in Madoc. Very cool place for Skateboarding and BMX. Tried out Bren's BMX on the ramps. Wasn't brave enough to try his skateboard on them though.
Brennan showing how it's done at the Skatepark...
Derrick showing how it's NOT done at the Skatepark...
A couple of inukshuks...
am (:30) Raceblades. Easy on grass home trail. Felt like I needed an easy morning, and planning a harder run this evening.
pm (1:14) Gazelle. Track workout at NDSS. Warmup: 22mins, stretch, drills, strides. 6 x 1000m w/2' jog recovery in 3:36, 3:34, 3:34, 3:31, 3:28, 3:26. Cooldown: 20 mins. Felt pretty good. Was tired going in, but pleased with workout.
am (1:20) Waverider. Easy at Lemoines. Lots of water on trail. Left plantar fascia was a little tight after track last night so wore Waveriders. Felt much bulkier than what I have been wearing lately. Foot fine.
pm (:31) Frees/Barefoot. Easy on grass trail at home. First 15' in shoes, last 16' barefoot. Felt good. Ab workout.
~ Twisted my right knee on my shift at Running Room today and was a little tender. Think it is fine, but noticed it running tonight.
pm (:45) Skylites. Easy recovery day with Sara. Knee felt fine.
~ Power out for 5+ hrs today during bad thunderstorm. Decided to go to Boston Pizza for dinner with Brennan and Heather. Hope my stomach doesn't regret the restaurant food tomorrow.
pm (4:08) Crosslite3. Frontenac Park from Trail Centre, Big Salmon South, north along east of Little Clear up to Birch Lake and around Arkon West to TC. Was a little tired going into it. Stomach upset from restaurant food last night. Felt a little rough from 2-3hrs, then began to feel better. Nice run. Sara had a great one. Funny, didn't see much wildlife other than 4 huge Black rat snakes (ugly buggers) and a whack of deer flies.
~ Oh yeah, the only other wildlife we saw was author/outdoor fanatic Alec Ross (Coke Stop in Emo). We never see other runners on the trails, but met Alec about a mile in, as he'd just finished up a canoe trip. Alec once gave me the tip to use Macademia nuts for fastpacking as they are high in calories/fat and very lightweight to carry....have used them often since and they have saved my butt a number of times.
Week Ending Total = 13:45
~ Very pleased with week.