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Three Weeks Until my Last Race of 2009

With only 3 weeks left until the Florida Marathon I am feeling pretty good physically and mentally.  I have to admit that signing up for a December marathon seemed like a better idea back in September when the weather was still good for training.  With the constant rain of the past few weeks, getting out for a run has not been so enjoyable.  Even though I do OK in the dry heat, I am starting to have some concerns about the potential of humid heat in Clearmont, FL. 

My training plan had me run my longest run last weekend (4 weeks from the race).  I felt good for 26kms of my 36km run.  The last 10kms were tough.  I met up with The SAA members at the Sea Island Starbucks after 26kms.  I made the mistake of stopping for a 'quick' chat then started my final 10kms.  Getting going again in the cold and rain was not so easy.  I did slug it out and finished happy and without any injury.  I certainly felt the run in my legs but nothing to be concerned about. 

I also have to mention that all this running has been hard on my legs and feet.  I am used to having sore legs after a run but the sore feet is a new thing.  Maybe it is time for a new pair of Newtons?  My feet simply feel fatigued all the time.


Of course, if my race is only 3 weeks way, that means that my Florida trip is only 2 weeks away!  In addition to my race, there will be plenty of rest, relaxation, shopping and DisneyWorld fun!  Not a bad way to spend the holidays I think. 

Happy training


Comments

Anonymous said…
All the very best for your Marathon Erin not long now. Enjoy your holiday. Take Care Regards Trea
sneakersister said…
Good luck with the taper. I can't wait to see how this goes, Erin. You are going to do great. This has definitely been your year!

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Fun

In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today