Site:
http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/
Miles:
6953 total / 1531 in 2014
Goal:

Sub 4 marathon upright and smiling. Running trails until I don't hate them anymore. Duathlon in 2015. Tri before my 40th birthday.

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Entries

  1. VELO
    great 9/1/14 54.13 km 02:31 13.4mph pace

    My first 50+K. I know it's no big deal for most of you..but remember I couldn't even turn corners in the spring. 20K by myself and then the rest with Beth, with a stop for brunch.

  2. RUN
    8/30/14 20 km 02:03 09:52 pace

    I really dislike LRs by myself, but today it was good because I prefer doing LRs on the slower side of McMillan's recommendations. So I went at a pace that kept my tired calves quiet for the ... read more

  3. VELO
    great 8/29/14 30.29 km 01:19 14.3mph pace

    Started out kind of slow because I took a stupid route to get to Spruce, but then I hit it hard and it was fun! Latest biking pet peeve: people who bike facing traffic in the bike lane. If I drove... read more

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      gah. i've seen people do that, and yea, it's stupid an infuriating. sadly, many cyclists think they are beyond the rules or the road (i've run into them many times. and one quite literally just earlier this week...thankfully it wasn't a bad crash). anyway. keep your eyes out for idiots. it's the only way to ride. ;)
      nice miles this morning!

      4 days ago Like

    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      Nice spin Patty, not so sure about those British cyclist! ;-)

      3 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    tired 8/28/14 9 km 00:54 09:39 pace

    Went at a pace that kept my super-tight calves happy, except when I realized I was super late and ran like my underwear was on fire. Last complete rest day was August 11, perhaps I'm due.

  5. Shared Photo

    In which Greg and I jump in a lot of muddy puddles, and I get dirt in my vajingo.
    http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/2014/08/muddy-puddles.html

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      Sorry it was a tough day for you, but this pic? I love!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      I did warrior dash once. I shall never do another one of these races again. They just AREN'T fun for me.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Need to experience it once in your life. Again? Not. Great picture. Incidentally, great blog entry, you inspire me to try swimming again. "Do it until you don't hate it any more." Might work. Maybe. Going to give it another try. Thanks!

      5 days ago Like1 person

  6. FIT
    good 8/27/14 00:12:00

    12 kg - 6 Turkish getups on each side...I used to be able to do these all day with this weight. Struggling today. I guess I'm not as strong as I thought I was, especially in the core.
    16 kg ... read more

  7. RUN
    good Bruce Trail 9 km 01:21 14:33 pace

    Mission accomplished: finished the section of BT between Mill St. and Snake Rd. Crazy mad hilly and technical. Wanted to avoid the stairs going back up so I took the Norman Pearson side trail but ... read more

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Nice work on the trails. Should have done the stairs though, good training for Coyote.

      6 days ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      why were you avoiding the stairs?it's just like a hill, i know you're not afraid of hills. ;) nice trail work!

      6 days ago Like

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      because I can run up hills, the stairs are really tall and wide, so I *have* to walk them.

      6 days ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      ahha. gotcha. :)

      6 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    alright 8/26/14 7 km 00:40 09:08 pace

    Since this was my first speed workout since the spring, instead of jumping straight into 1000s, my friend Heather suggested that I try a fartlek ladder workout. 2K w/u, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mins at ~HMP,... read more

  9. VELO
    good 8/25/14 25.9 km 01:10 13.7mph pace

    Moderate effort ride, using all the gears, including "granny", which enabled me to get up That Damn Hill by the apartments on Northshore without doing the walk of shame. Yay!

  10. RUN
    blah Mud Hero 6 km

    This was seriously the worst thing that's ever happened to me. I'd rather give birth drug free to quadruplets, or bonk in every marathon. I had a panic attack on the course, I nearly fain... read more

    • James M.
      James M.

      I'm not a fan of trail running, but maybe the pumpkin summit in October might be more your thing.

      I hate when I pay for a shit experience.

      9 days ago Like

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    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      the funny thing was the running was fairly enjoyable, super easy, non technical and I still had to walk the tiny hills because I was loopy from lack of food.

      8 days ago Like

    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      Sorry to hear it wasn’t a good experience Patty.

      8 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    alright 8/23/14 16.1 km 01:36 09:32 pace

    Humidity soup and mist that I wished would turn to rain but didn't. Joined Sam J. for the last part of her run and finished off the last 3K by myself.

  12. VELO
    great 8/22/14 32.55 km 01:34 12.9mph pace

    Easy ride with Beth. Meant to do only 30K but my quads felt great.

  13. RUN
    blah 8/20/14 10.15 km 01:04 10:10 pace

    easy easy easy, slow slow slow 10/1s. Mosquito bite on my knee. Same old same old. Ugh.

  14. FIT
    good 8/20/14 00:45

    Last strength workout before #mudhero. I feel weak. I miss barbell deadlifts.

    KB deadlift - 2x12 kg, 4x8
    push press - 2x8, 12 kg, 2x5, 16 kg
    1 arm row - 2x8, 12 kg, 2x5, 16 kg

    swings - 4x25, 16... read more

  15. RUN
    tired Bruce Trail 7 km 00:58 13:26 pace

    Tried out the section of Bruce Trail heading west from King Road. At first it was flat and clear, then by Grindstone Creek was super technical. But it was really pretty! Definitely a little bit o... read more

  16. VELO
    great North Waterdown 21.21 km 00:56 14.2mph pace

    I rested for more than 24 hours. So today still counts as a rest day, right?

  17. RUN
    tired 8/17/14 16.1 km 01:37 09:44 pace

    Since Emma I. and I were both beat from our respective physical endeavours yesterday, we kept it slow, flat, and easy with boring old Lakeshore. We did stop at the beach to take pictures of the sa... read more

    • Jennifer M.
      Jennifer M.

      Nice one. I like lakeshore, well more so along the beach strip. Enjoy your rest tomorrow.

      16 days ago Like

  18. Shared Photo

    new blog post: In which I lose my trail race virginity.

    http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspot.ca/2014/08/goodbye-trail-race-virginity-iroquoia.html

  19. RUN
    alright Iroquoia Trail Test 7 km 00:56 12:56 pace

    My very first trail race! I would have liked this race...if it weren't for the other people. The bare chested speed demons all passed me, and I often had to take the more difficult way on the... read more

  20. VELO
    good 8/15/14 18.88 mi 01:25 13.3mph pace

    It was oh so windy in 3 of the 4 directions I rode. Good thing Sam J. was on a hurry to get home, because I was concentrating too hard staying upright to manage anything beyond "HEY!" A... read more