Skip to main content

Which Half IM to do in 2009?

I met with my new Peak Centre coach, Paul, yesterday to discuss my 2009 IMC training plan. Based on my lactate testing he concluded that I have a huge Z1 and a very squished up Z2-5. Basically, I can do long slow distances forever but really can't speed it up at all. He suggested doing a few 5km and 10km running races between now and March to build up my Z3.

His other suggestion was to do only one Half IM before IMC and it should be in late May or early June. Below are my choices...not sure which one will win out but I know that registration is filling up for all of them quickly!

Shawnigan Lake May 25, 2009

Oliver June 9, 2009

Victoria June 21, 2009


BEADLE said…
That's amazing you were able to find that out ! I can probably walk slowly for short distances with the risk of collapsing -Z20

NB said…
Hey Erin,

You may possibly be the only other "twitter runner" that I could actually bump into at a race! Next one for me is the New Balance Fall Classic 5K at UBC...not sure after that, but I'll keep my eyes open for ya!

Nicole (aka: runningbebe)

Popular posts from this blog

April Fools 1/2 Marathon Plus 15km cool down

After my minor breakdown at work on Friday, I set off on Saturday for Sechelt.  I have run the April Fool's Half Marathon two times and this was my third time.  It never fails to be hilly and hard.   Sunday morning I started off at in Gibsons ready to run to Mission Point Park.  I took it very conservatively knowing that I would be adding another 15kms on at the end of the 'race'.   I crossed the finish line, collected my medal, filled my water bottles, ate a  piece of bagel and a bite of banana and kept running west.   I do not recommend running your longest run before a marathon in Sechelt if you are not used to hills.  That place is full of 12-15% grades both up and down. At the end of the day, I ran from 9:17am - 2pm with a few quick breaks to refill bottles, eat gels and take few rocks out of my shoes.   After a shower and some real food, I was back on the ferry to North Vancouver.  Reward:  White Spot Legendary Burger combo with cheese and a Coke.  

Who is the April Fool for Running this Far?

With only two more long long runs before my marathon taper, I set out on a 34km adventure around Vancouver.  I had great company and I felt pretty good.  The hills in Vancouver won but I think it will be good training for next week's longest run and ultimately the marathon. Locarno Beach looking west Locarno Beach looking east