Well folks, this past weekend was a fantastic one here in the Nations Capital. Was able to get out for a run later on Saturday afternoon after work to work on my form and strength for the upcoming Ottawa Marathon in 2 weeks. Although it was a great cool afternoon/evening for running, I think I may have not prepared enough for the run. I mean I did stretch and hydrate before the run, but the body just still felt too stiff. Legs felt like I was forcing them to manage a half decent stride. As the run progressed, the legs loosened up a bit and the run felt a little better, but they were still in the dog house when I finished. 13km in 55 minutes at a 4:12/km pace. Slow, but the run was good. I’m hoping that come race weekend I can run a 4:30 pace consistently and run a negative split on the second half! That would be really awesome for my first Marathon. Ottawa isn’t a very hilly city either, the course to me seems relatively flat with minor minor inclines or bumps shall we say over the course. It is shaping up to be a good weekend and I hope that it is nice and cool in the morning to have a race of a lifetime!
Sunday I tried to go for a morning run before work at 11am, NOPE!, that wasn’t going to happen. Legs were not recovered from the evening previous, so I turned around and went to work. Soon after some folks from work asked why I was there, Turns out, I WASN’T ON THE SCHEDULE! Perfect! 28C and sun outside, obviously I’m going for a bike ride. Went out in the southern ends of Ottawa and toured around the flat roads and practiced my aero and spinning for a couple hours. It was a fantastic afternoon for it! By the way, did I mention that I roasted my back! Tan lines are in full effect now!
Countdown till first triathlon: 6 days! Ottawa Early Bird at Carleton University. 13 days until the Ottawa Marathon (Ottawa Race Weekend), nervous but incredibly excited for both! Let’s go!