Anyways, headed back last night for my last hilly 10K before the 50K grizzly this weekend. Still pretty nervous, but thinking back to how I was prepared for my marathon back in May vs how I’m prepared now makes me feel better. I still didn’t do enough long long hilly runs, but I’ve put in some really good miles, and have to hope that’ll carry me through the 1600+ meters of vertical involved (which honestly worries me much more than the 50K of trail). The last time I did 1600 meters in one day, it was climbing the Calgary tower 10 times over 6 hours, and I was wrecked… Though that was in my pre-running days.
Anyways, the run last night went well, it was a great last trail run and confidence builder. I shall leave you (*cough* non-existant *cough*) readers with some pictures of Glenbow Ranch’s awesomeness!
So I definitely went on a run last Friday, it went pretty good.. set a new segment record on the climb out of the valley at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (along the Tiger Lily loop).. Just by a second, but was still nice, since I think it felt easier overall. Had Dexter dog with me too.
Saturday I hit up the Saturday UCTC Run and met a new member that pushed me pretty quick after the turn around for a solid 9 minute negative split on a 12ish km training run. Set a number of records on Strava too:
Not bad. I think I’ve done faster on the track, but for an outdoor run just on a whim, felt good. 🙂
Went on a little hike and played Ultimate on Sunday. Pretty much the best weather for the game that Calgary had ever seen. 13 degrees, 0 wind. Vunderbar! We won 15-3 and then continued to play because it was just that nice. For some reason the other team seemed to get a lot better after they lost, was fun. 🙂
Then yesterday I came to work and gave my notice. Last day, November 8! Perhaps this blog will have some very interesting updates after that date. 🙂