The Running Librarian

In 2004, I ran my first marathon in 4hrs36min. 12 years later, I'm going to attempt my second marathon. I just hope to finish it...

Thursday, June 30, 2005

I ran 10 k last night in sweltering heat. Luckily, my apartment is a sauna, so running in the heat hasn't been too bad - it's just nice to get out into a breeze. The group I ran with took some nice paths north of the city. I ran with a woman who would like to run her first marathon in September. We chatted the whole way and I managed to fill her in on all the sordid events of my life in the past year. I warned her that when we get up to 25k, she's going to have to become pseudo-family since she will know me so well.

As for the run itself, I'm still not sure I'll be able to handle the training. My knee is definitely injured. I took Ibuprofen before the 10k run - and that's definintely not a good practise. I won't do it again because I know how important it is to listen to your body - and that the pain is there for a reason. I might double my dosage of Glucosamine however...

Sunday, June 26, 2005

[13 km]
Full steam ahead. It's a really hot day, and I think this is going to be a challenge for me since I'm used to training in cold temperatures. Actually, I love the heat, so maybe it won't be such a difficult challenge. I haven't learned the routes yet, however, so it's important for me to stick with the group. Luckily, the group I ran with today knows what slow actually means. It's good to be running regularly again. I haven't registered yet, but I've decided to train for the Toronto International Marathon instead of the Waterfront marathon. This gives me an extra month to train - which at this point I really need. The marathon is on October 16th.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Well, I was in Ottawa on the weekend for the 2005 National Capital Marathon. No, I didn't run in it, but I did use it as motivation to get me back into running. It seems to have worked as I have signed up for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in September. Knees could be a key factor in putting a halt to the training, but only miles will tell...