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...

Saturday, May 13, 2006

[9.9 km]

This is the furthest distance that I've run with my running partner. We felt great. The weather was perfect - no wind, no sun, and slightly cooler (around 8 degrees). I am having a bit of knee pain - but maybe that is par for the course...I will stretch stretch stretch and maybe that will help. I'm anxiously awaiting a report from a friend who just ran the Mississauga Marathon. This will be extra motivation.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

[4.1 km]

This was our first tempo run. It felt good to up the pace a bit, but it might set us back with knee injuries...We'll only really know until we assess how we feel after Sunday's longer run.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

[9.1 km]

For this "long run" we did not do ten and ones (run 10 minutes, walk 1). We will probably do this once we get beyond 10 k. It was a nice day for a run and we took it very slowly - I was holding Dan back most of the way and feel a bit badly about that - except that he had absolutely no complaints about knee pain - and that is a good thing. So, we'll try for regular runs here on in. I'm hoping to get 4 runs in per week, but I will be happy with 3 as long as we continue to increase our mileage and remain pain free.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

[5 km]
We survived two back-to-back runs. Knees seem to be okay. My legs were really heavy for most of the run but I've decided this is because I was not hydrated enough. I'm going to try and run with my water for every run, even the short distances. It's a good way to get used to carrying the camel back, and it will also help on days that I haven't had enough water (or had too many beers the night before).

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

[4 km]
22 minutes seemed really fast to me this morning. I hope this doesn't come back to bite the knee. We will test this out tomorrow with another run. We haven't done back to back runs yet, so this could be interesting (or painful).