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...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

[7 km]
Ah, finally a warm day for a run. Unfortunately, all that I had with me were a pair of fleece pants for the run. I got to try out my new camel back for a second time, and I think it will work well. I like the fact that it has extra pockets - good for storing snacks. We ran to Columbia Lake, but weren't sure of the path, so took an unexpected hike over some rocks across the water. It was a bit of an adventure. We'll have to master the trails there, because I think there are some nice ones.

Friday, April 28, 2006

[5 km]
The sky was the most brilliant blue today, but it was chilly at -1 and I had to dress in 3 layers for this run. I think it's giong to start to warm up from here on in though. We need to start getting out for at least 3 runs a, hopefully you'll see more posts here. Sunday will be a longer run than we've done in a while, and I am interested to see how the bodies feel after that.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

[4.9 km]
There is a really neat web site called Gmaps Pedometer. It has been great for figuring out exact distances of runs. Last summer I came very close to dropping a couple of hundred dollars on a GIS guide just because I needed to know my mileage and also learn some routes in this city. Gmaps has been a great free solution for me.

Today was our first rainy run. Luckily there was virtually no wind, and it was a light rain, so it wasn't too burdensome. We should try and experience a hard rain, and some wind as well...but we are just getting back into this, so hopefully we'll have some sunny day runs before the heat creeps in.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

[4.1 km]
Haven't been out much...Just getting back into it after a two week break.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

[4.1 km]
Icey roads and sidewalks in April seems like a last ditch effort for Old Man Winter and so he had us running delicately - finishing in about 27 minutes. The 4k runs will soon be 5k, then 6k and these will be our "short runs". Tomorrow, we'll try a little for a "longer" run. We'll get in a pattern of a short run followed by a longer run, and then a third run (if possible) that is shorter and quicker paced.

This is the plan:
Mondays - off
Tuesdays - 6k slow and steady
Wednesdays - 10k steady
Thursdays - 5k tempo
Fridays - off
Saturdays - off
Sundays - 10-32k very slow (progressively longer)

Sunday, April 02, 2006

[6.8 km]
This post is actually for yesterday's run. We woke up early to get in the longest run I've done since last summer. It was quite cool and windy, but luckily the rain held off for our run. We ran along the Iron Horse Trail for part of our run. I love getting off the roads once in a while. Our IT bands were aching a bit today, so we'll hold off running tomorrow, but maybe try for three runs in a row this week. Stretching will be key.