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June 21, 2009

I just finished my second highest mileage week since the fall (last week being the highest).  I plan on running quite a bit in July to prep for the World Championship marathon.  A few more miles in my legs should help with the later stages of the marathon.  This week will be a little low as I'll do a three day taper in preparation for the 10 000m on Saturday night.  I would say that I'm training through this upcoming race but since it is nationals I'll back off a couple days out so I don't feel sluggish for the race.

Speed River BBQ Monday June 22, 2009.  5:30pm at the University of Guelph Alumni Stadium.
Everyone is welcome to check out the open practice and have some Hamburgers and whatever else Moulton has planned.

National Track and Field Championships Thursday June 25th to Sunday June 28th.  Varsity Stadium, Bloor St. Toronto.  I'll be racing the 10 000m on Saturday at 7pm. I'll most likely check out the 5000's on Thursday night and the 1500 and Steeple finals on Sunday. Looks like it is going to be HOT all week with a little break in the temps by Saturday.


            MON     TUE      WED     THUR     FRI      SAT

P.O.P. 10% 10% 0% 40% 10% 30%
High 27°C 26°C 28°C 27°C 25°C 25°C
Feels Like 33°C 32°C 36°C 36°C 30°C 31°C
Low 16°C 15°C 15°C 18°C 16°C 14°C
Wind N 10 km/h N 10 km/h N 5 km/h SW 15 km/h NW 10 km/h S 15 km/

  1. Bruce Deacon permalink
    June 23, 2009 10:38 am


    If you look at past Canadian results at the World Champs marathon, you will find that we did well when the weather was hot. I know that Peter Maher and I both used to hope and pray for tough conditions because we knew it was our only chance to race 2:04-07 guys.

    It is very likely that Berlin will be hot. So, with the utmost respect for your talent and grit, forget about how warm the temperatures will be at nationals. Frankly, the hotter the better because you are going to need to get used to running hard in warm temperatures. Pace yourself well and gain some confidence running in the heat and humidity. Don’t waste valuable mental energy worrying about the conditions.


  2. Leslie permalink
    June 23, 2009 5:00 pm

    Hey reid,

    Bruce is absolutely right! Training mid-day in the thick of the heat and humidity will be critical for World Champs this summer. Back in 2001 when I ran the marathon at the Francophone Games it was 31C, and very humid. I normally do not like the heat, but knowing I would have to run in very hot conditions I trained mid-day, including several long runs in the heat and it sure paid off. You will slow some, but if you acclimatize properly you will likely find yourself picking up several spots after 25KM. Wait until January or next Spring to aim for a fast marathon time, and choose to run smart & patient in Germany this summer. Leslie
    Good Luck this weekend and embrace the heat goddess . . Leslie

  3. Paul permalink
    June 25, 2009 9:18 am


    Where does that video, “Long Distance” come from? It is a documentary?


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