Friday, April 16, 2010


I am back to it with the over 35s. Mostly scrimmages for now and looking forward to playing in the fall when I get fitter. The world cup is in 55 days...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

No X

There was no running on Saturday as the rain came down in buckets. Only some brave and dedicated souls were out there. I ran a long undulating 75 min run on Sunday around 10 mile point. I think I found a perfect route that takes me around seaview, arbutus, queenswood around the university and back home. The only downside is that its all road running and the downhills are taking a toll on my legs.
On Monday, I ran a short 40 min run around the campus. On Tuesday, I went back up and around 10 mile point this time abbreviating the route and returning in 50 minutes. On Wednesday, I did a short 35 min run and today was another 40 min run followed by light weights at the campus gym. I will rest on Friday before getting some faster running on Saturday.
So far, the legs feel fine except for the shins which must be hurting from the downhills. Having said this, I am starting to enjoy working up and down the hills. The plan is to continue working on increasing the mileage for the next two months before taking a break in December.
I have decided to not do any cross country races including the BC X championships which happen on Halloween day. It would have been good to do it but I just don't feel like rushing to and from a race on Halloween. Especially, since the kids are looking forward to collecting candies from the neighbours and I am looking forward to eating a big portion of them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sweet site

Great articles on this site: by this guy

Did an hour fifteen yesterday followed by a soggy 40 min run today. I am in training mode just in time to welcome the deluge.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First race in 2009

I raced the 8 k this weekend and was pleased with the time: 27:27. The plan was to start easy and then work into the race. I ended up running a quick 3:14 for the first k and it must have been the usual race day excitement. I ran a conservative 2nd K then went through the 4 k in 13:45 so I call it an even paced race. The legs felt great throughout and I have had no soreness. I will get back to the training I have been doing in the hope of racing a bit more in 2010.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Track Session

At 11:40 a.m., I jogged passed the stadium thinking of the inevitable focus that will be needed to get the workout done. After 20 minute warm up, I was back going thorough the gate enjoying the sunshine and having a closer look at the newly installed benches on the back straight of the track. I did some strides then set off on my 5 x 1 k session with a 60 second rest. I was pleased with the session but the effort was definitely tiring. I was planning on tacking on a last 1 k repeat but called it a day after number five. Splits tell one side of the story: 3:20; 3:22; 3:20; 3:20; 3:25. I had to run around a couple of runners in lane one and made my way some water puddles. The rainy season started earnestly but at least we had sunshine today. I have an hour run scheduled tomorrow then it will be back to some fast running.