After three weeks of 8 hours of training, it was time for a chill week in order to allow the training effect to happen. Claire spent most of the week off with the very early stages of some Achilles Tendinitis. The weather was amazing so it was difficult for me to not run every hour of every day. Starting to realize that I can't satisfy my desire to be outside all of the time simply with running. The more I think about it, the more I realize that Claire and I need to get kitted out with a couple of gravel bikes to maximize outdoor time this summer. Without functioning bikes this week, Claire and I capitalized on the sunshine by finally breaking ground on our vegetable garden.
Reading-wise, I spent this week trying to get into the rhythm of Women Who Run With the Wolves. After the first 100 pages I think I'm finally in the groove and getting a lot out of this book.
I wanted to get more vert in on this run so I ran up the backside of Scafe Hill twice on the power line road. That hill is a super nice sustained climb. Hoping to come back and do repeats of it in future more intense weeks. First time trying tailwind on a run today and it went very well. Mixed it up in a separate water bottle. Drank 700mL of water with tailwind in it and about 500mL of straight water from a hydration pack. Drank roughly every 5 minutes after the first hour. Felt strong and sustained the entire run even though it was a bit hot. Seems like a good system!
Ran to the top of Mt Seymour and stopped for about 20 minutes of shirtless tanning. Tyring to soak up as much sun as possible after coding in our basement apartment all day. After tanning, carried on with the usual 10.5km route that I've been cruising this week.
New shoes are so springy and sticky on the rock slabs. A huge improvement over the Altras that I've been running in all winter. It'll take a lot to get me to deviate from Salomon shoes from now on.
Waiting for my new Salomons to come in the mail. Brooks weren't too bad on completely dry trails even though they're worn out.