Monday, April 24, 2006

Time for the taper!!

My second post today, but I had to write about my run. After doing the Sun Run and flying back to Toronto yesterday, I wasn't sure if I would have it in me to complete my scheduled 32k LSD. This was the big last super long run before the big race. I headed out with the intention of just running loops around my area, but I ended up going downtown. I ran up to Finch first, then down Bathurst to Wilson, across Wilson to Avenue, then all the way downtown. It was nuts. It was difficult. There was a lot of traffic, so it was not the most pleasant run. I stopped at a Mac's store (I stopped my timer) to buy a bottle of gatorade and had to wait about 5 minutes while the 5 high school girls in line in front of me bought their junk food. I continued my way downtown and the frustration continued, as I had to stop at so many red lights. Then I got a bit lost around the Roger's centre as I couldn't figure out how to get around it and go to the harbourfront. I eventually got onto the Martin Goodman trail. By then, I was struggling. I felt like I was barely moving. I took several walk breaks, every 1k or so. Headed west on the trail for a few km, then turned around and went back downtown towards Union station. I wasn't sure how far I had run at this point, because Garmin kept losing signal with all the tall buildings. I ended up running 31k, plus the extra distance I walked to get to Union station. So, I figure I covered 32k in 4 hours :) I did it!!

20 days until the Mississauga marathon, and my remaining LSD's are only 20k and 13k. It's taper time!!

1 comment:

Kewl Nitrox said...

Great job getting the LSD in despite the set backs. You know you are ready now. :)

Thanks for sharing about the Sun Run. Brings back many memories of Vancouver...