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May 24, 2010

I officially graduated from cross-trainer to runner last week on the basis that I spent more time running than I did on the bike and pool combined.  I also started to run on trails (the previous weeks were all around Churchill park).  And last but not least, I did my first set of strides. 

The most important thing is that lately my tendon has felt 100% when I’m running.  There is still a slight amount of swelling and my tendon is bumpy.  I explain the bumps as having ‘Old man tendon’. Maybe more Graston will smooth it back down?

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Have you ever yelled ‘meat’ when a dear jumps out of the trees?  Well that’s what I heard today when I was running with Josephat and Karanja on the trails when a dear flew across our path 20 feet ahead of us.  I had to make sure I wasn’t hearing things and asked “Did you just yell ‘meat'”?  And, of course, the answer was “Yes”? 

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This weekend I’m heading to Ottawa and I’m going to tempo the MDS 10km.  The challenge will be to NOT get carried away and stay with my planned 31:40, not any faster.  As good as my leg feels right now I have the luxury of not having to push things right now and concentrate on getting/staying healthy.  Therefor the plan is to ‘train to train’ for the next three weeks.   That means my training will be focused on setting up my marathon training ,which begins mid-June.  Back when I ski raced my coach would make me do tons of ski drills early season before I practised going  through the gates.  He would say, “you have to train to train before you can train to race”. 

Meat!

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3 Comments
  1. May 28, 2010 9:31 pm

    “meat!” Good thing they didn’t have a knife or a sharp stick.

  2. MJD permalink
    May 30, 2010 6:15 pm

    Solid controlled tempo yesterday in what must have been a hot day.

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      May 30, 2010 8:20 pm

      I was hot but it didn’t affect my tempo. I’m sure people who were racing and trying to get everything out of that 10km would of suffered a bit in the heat.

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