Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ka-Bonk


I met up with Ian, Mindy, Chuck, Danielle, Ryan, Kevin, Blaine, Jeff and Scott today up in Brunswick for a trail run. Very technical trails that would normally have been a lot of fun, but unfortunately, I just didn't have the energy today. At first I thought I felt a bit lagging because I hadn't run on rugged trails like this in a while and I was also in some fast company, but it soon became apparent that the real problem was I was simply running out of gas. My plans to try at least 20 miles today were definitely quite overly ambitious.

Not a big deal, despite what the picture above might imply. I don't think it's anything other than I just need to still fill up the gas tank a bit more after being sick and my weight is still down. Rest, eat right, and continue running easy and with caution is on order for the next several days.

Despite not having the pep that I would have liked, it was still a fun run. Ian, Jeff and I warmed ourselves up a little with some Tim Horton's coffee and breakfast sandwiches afterwards. Long live Tim Horton's.

Ran 9.2 miles @ 9:33/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 149/167
Technical trails.
Very hilly.
Lower 20s, mostly cloudy, windy.
Long pants, fleece jacket, long sleeved shirt, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

6 comments:

sn0m8n said...

You know too many people with blogs...oh, wait a minute...

Sparkplug said...

Good to see you today. Hope you feel better and return to fast running soon :-)

Love2Run said...

Yes, take it slow on the comeback. Love Timmy's coffee too!

Blog My Runs.com said...

Rest, eat right, and continue running easy
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Good plan!! You will be back at ur A game soon!

Sonriserunning said...

Training always is a series of ups and downs. I'm impressed with the hard workouts that you put in on a regular basis which is why you can hang most days with that fast crowd.

Blaine Moore said...

Fun run today! Too bad you ran out of steam, although if you were tired in the beginning than the 2nd lap would have done you in. Chuck and I both felt pretty good going into lap #2 and both of us were wiped by the end...

Lots of fun, though. Now I just need to make my ankles feel better.