Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Mother's Day March

It was a beautiful running day with temperatures in the 12 degree Celsius range and a little bit overcast. Perfect conditions for a run, and even better when you don't have a plan. Today was going to be some "free style" running, no pressure of completing a workout, just go out and enjoy the perfect day.

And you know how those days end, with 16 miles of effortless cruising! All the trails had dried up and I ran a random route that took me through horse pastures, along the ridge, back up along the highway and across a hydro line. I was a bit concerned with my Achilles at the start, but prior to the run I had massaged it with the Trigger Point and that was all it took. It never bothered me again during the run.

I did something today that I don't often do, I actually took something to drink with me. I have a great Fuel Belt, that I have worn twice (Ironman CDA and IMAZ). So I filled that with some Gatorade and water and a Power Gel and it really made a difference for me. Not that I didn't know that, but I just never think to bring it with me. My run today according to Mr.Garmin was 16.06 miles in 2:00:10.

Yesterday was a day off, while on Friday I ran 8 miles in 55 minutes and did a 43 minute swim at lunch. For the week I was just over 8 hours, which is good as I ease back into the 1/2 Ironman training plan.

As it is Mother's Day today, I am being the chef. The main course will be a pasta dish, bow ties with salami, olives and artichoke hearts in a light sauce, while for dessert we have this nice little number that I made before my run...

This would be a Pineapple Delight!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's and have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Love2Run said...

Mmmm, looks good. My duties as chief cook and bottle washer resulted in chicken, rice and ice cream for dessert!