It is only a month now until the Hamilton Marathon and I am starting to remember what run training feels like. Man, I miss the bike to give the pounding legs a break.
No matter how hard I cycle, I never feel as tired in my legs as I do now. Training almost entirely for duathlon the past few years, I have always had a good mix of run and bike training to give certain muscles a breather but with my aggressive target in Hamilton, I really need to focus on the run and stick to the program I found on the web to get me to my goal.
Making things a little more challenging is the crappy, windy weather we have had over the course of the past few days. I know it is best to train in the wind but you really have to be watchful of your effort levels in these conditions as it is very easy to get the heart rate up, yet, being disappointed by the pace when you look down at the Garmin. Thankfully, I can see the experience in my training and I know that effort trumps pace in most cases during preperations for a race.
Tomorrow is another tough day with a swim planned at lunch and then 8x800m run intervals at night. I hope the wind settles down a bit as track sessions are not much fun with strong, gusting winds.
Photo Updates -
A FEW MORE MUSKOKA 70.3 (that turned out...)
SEAN BECHTEL - TOP CANADIAN HONOURS
WOLF PUSHING HARD UP THE BIG CLIMB - 8TH OVERALL, 2ND CANADIAN
ANDREW RUSSELL - 9TH OVERALL, 3RD CANADIAN