Monday, May 22, 2017

Victoria Day Monday

Working on the holiday but only 8 hours today.  Logged my classic 7K " Heart Run " today.   HR was lower again barely breaking 140 and only spending 5 min in the peak zone according to the Fitbit.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Speed

 12K logged on my meal break today.   Was going to do an extended " heart run" but the HR was lower today and it felt good so it ended up being a bit of a dry run for my upcoming 10Ker in a couple for weeks.   Started off at a 6:00 pace working my way up to a 5:00 pace over the first 2Ks.  Between 2 and 4K I worked up to a 4:45 pace and held until 5K where I cranked it up to a 4:30 pace then held it there until the 10K mark where I geared it down over then next 2Ks.   It all felt pretty good,  a little hot and a small tweak in the right calf otherwise A OK.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Unplanned rest day yesterday ... just busy and ran out of day!

Back to work today logging a 10.6 K Run on the treadmill on my meal break.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Busy Week

Turned around from mids Monday managing to squeeze in a little 5.6 Ker on the backyard trail.    Apres run was some classic rock in the hammock with a few beers ... fell asleep for about an hour.

Tuesday was a rest day of sorts ... painted  the very tall wall in my great room.  Lots of good leg exercise up and down ladders and the stairs.

Wednesday was a 20K Kayak trip on the Saugeen... more good cross training!  

On Thursday it was back to the trails again logging another 5.6 Ker  looping in my forest.

It was super hot .. the HR sure climbed guess the body was working hard to keep cool...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mid 7

10K logged on my meal break this was like Seaton was a dream,  felt 100%.  Slowed it down a bit taking it easy on my heart running at a mostly 5:45 pace.  

Seaton Soaker 50 km - Pickering, Ont May 13, 2017

Registered for the Seaton Soaker way back in December.   At that time my work schedule had me off but that changed and I was scheduled to work nights. Did want to waste the race bib so I book off my shift.... no big deal ,  right!   We not so easy comes to mind .... worked  Tues ,  Wed , Thurs and Fri Midnight to 8am ..... went home Friday the stayed up all day heading to bed at 5:45 pm.....

 Had my best sleep of the week getting up an hour before my 3am alarm!!!!!!   Did all the usual race morning stuff then headed to Pickering ,  Ran 50K ,  drove home and here is the punch line ,  back in to work Sat Eve to work 8pm to 8am ....YIKEs.

 I had a good race ,  a really good race I have never had a fantastic Seaton just OK but today was pretty good logging 6hrs3min6sec.    Did  a total of 8 Gels,  about 3 liters of Water and a couple of S Caps.   It was humid and 10C at the start with no breeze what so ever so things got a little bit warm as temps edged up.    There was a ton of traffic on the first lap and I was guilty of tucking in and running other folks pace ... I much prefer just to do my own thing!   I was 100% good until the river at the 21K mark then I had a bit of a struggle with the wet then heavy muck a K later.    Got over it passing through the start finish but I really felt like I was always pushing it the second half.   I enjoyed the run but the funny sleeping and mids made for some legs that just didn't have much "pop" in them.     I was surprised when I finished because the last loop I only slowed down about 20 seconds / km but it felt like allot more.    The heart rate was higher ....  ran my feel not so much watching the HRM like PYP.   This is what the Fitbit reported .....

Its cute that it thought I ran 56.92 km!

Garmin Data said the course was a bit short but its often inaccurate on theses sorts of runs ....

Found a race picture that I really liked ....

 So I was really pleased with my results ,  a course PB at 6hrs3min6sec last year was 6hrs16min48sec and in 2012 it was 7hrs22min59sec and 2010 6hrs56min54sec.  

 Up next in 2 weeks the Sulphur Springs 50Ker...cant wait!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Did the same lunch run as yesterday ... cool down was a bit weird having to make a rest stop before I was finished!