This weekend has been sunny & warm (as far as winter goes). I shied away from last Wednesday’s RR run since it was snowy & frigid in Toronto. How do people run without traction aids on their shoes? I’ve not seen anyone wear them!
I owe myself a makeup run today. After a hefty brunch (small brunches are impossible), I set out for a 9k. All was good, except for a bit of shin pain. It first started with my right shin, followed by my left. Interesting ….
The reward afterwards was slaving in the kitchen for a couple of hours making a HUGE chocolate chip cookie, brownies, Hot Chocolate Cookies, Mocha chocolate chip cookies, & Fudge bites. I may have overdone it on the chocolate side. Then again, my name doesn’t start with a “C” for no reason – Chocolate, Coffee, Cycling. That pretty much sums up my life!
Last week’s Recap:
Monday – Nothing (spin class was full :( )
Tuesday – Nothing
Wednesday – 45min Spin
Thursday – Unnecessary recovery
Friday – 50min Spin
Saturday – Nothing
Sunday – 9k Run (route map)
Upping the ante is an obvious observation. At the same time, I’m wary about 2 things:
1) I’m entering my prime season. Nope, not prime ‘performance’ but my prime ‘injury’ season. My body is a strange creature. From February to May, I am extremely injury-proned. For the past 2 years, it’s normal to see me limping all over town. There are advantages though – I get to hang out with my PT (she’s awesome!), use my insurance, AND learn about different muscles that I never knew existed! WOW!!
2) Training needs to be fun; otherwise, it becomes a job. I seriously don’t need more of that!! I’m trying to avoid a rigid training schedule. It creates stress, late dinners, & lack of sleep. Especially this early in the season, I’m striving for balance between work, friends, family, & training. This is definitely a challenge!
In local news, are you as surprised as I am that Centurion Cycling recently cancelled all the New York events this year? I haven’t raced there, but wow! Only 2 Ontario events remain (Horseshoe Valley & the Blue).
Any suggestions on August bike tours/races in Ontario? My schedule is way too empty!