Funemployment and Training

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:

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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. 🙂

Splish Splash

Ok, so I totally failed at going for a run last night, but I’m going today no matter what!

In other news, this morning was my first Thursday swim w/ Talisman Centre’s Tri Club (despite it being a Friday — they’re still fixing the pool from the flood).. It went pretty well! 5:20am was way too early to get up, but the swim was enjoyable enough, loved having the hot tub afterwards… And it was a smaller class size than UCTC was, with 3 coaches, all giving advice at different times (ie. not overwhelming). Awesome. 🙂

Still not super into the swim training, but it was a nice start and a nice motivator for the day. I almost went for a run right after but it was still -2 and waiting til later in the day would make it more pleasurable for sure. Run tonight!

run, bike, ski, snowboard, whatever!