Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Nice nearly spring day

What a nice day it was on Sunday.  I went out for my long run.  16 km, for a weekly total of 36 km, plus 200 km on the bike trainer.  Swimming begins in May.  I remember last year going out this early, and my hands went numb, and I felt completely miserable.  This time, with the right equipment to wear, and barely above freezing I was warm and had a great time.  Signing up for the midwinter race has paid off well.  I feel strong, like last year just before the big pre-marathon ramp-up of high mileage that left me sore and needing time off.  

Spring-like day

At my age, working out isn't about how hard I can train, or how far and fast I go, but about what I can manage without injuring myself.  My right knee is beginning to remind me that it doesn't like the mileage.  It's still just an occasional ache, so it's just enough to remind me to be sure to do my body-pump workout.  Planks, weights, leg lifts, lunges.  Gotta keep the supports strong to save the knee.  Last week's workouts on the treadmill felt odd.  The deck seems to be a lot more springy than I remember, with a noticeable bow running up the middle.  I need to investigate that.  and add some lube.  I haven't lubed the deck in months.

I rehydrated after the run with hot chocolate.  The kettle is on the fritz, so I mixed it then burned it in the microwave.  I didn't know you burn hot chocolate.  

Burning the hot chocolate
During the run today, a girl passed me wearing a Mont Tremblant Equip shirt in orange.  Mine is white for working as a course pointer is village.  I need to look up in my pictures to see what orange volunteers were doing.  I will be wearing mine during runs later when the weather is warmer.

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