Whistle through your teeth and spit, cause it’s alright
I thought I was going to be back in the swing of things last week however, I came down with a cold. I’m blaming it on the antibiotics that took away my antibodies to fight of common viruses. Damn antibiotics! On Thursday I knew if I pushed myself hard that I’d put myself further into the hole so after the warm-up I made a compromise: I’d do the workout but at an easier pace. I got all my volume in last week but once again I wasn’t happy with any of the workouts. The good news is that I started to come around the last few days.
Last week when I was doing a workout alone the rest of the guys thought it would be a grand idea to grow beards for the Acura 10 miler. Not a huge fan of beards in the scorching summer but I like the idea of team building so I haven’t shaved since I got the email. So if you see pics of Acura you’ll know why we’re looking like a bunch of lumberjacks. I know Nathaly from New Balance isn’t going to be happy with this but I’m sure Matt Loiselle will approve.
Today I had the first workout I was happy with since July 14th. Before the workout I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel and I wasn’t confident at all that I was going to have a good one. S once I was done and had completed the whole thing at a decent pace I was very happy. The plan right from the beginning was to not concern myself with pace through July and just get used to the volume of workouts and the overall mileage. And then once Aug 1st hits to get after it. Even though my workouts the last two weeks were crappier than planned and I’m glad I feel I’m still ready to accomplish my goals in October.
Last night I had one of the funniest/most awkward conversations ever. I was at a party with a lot of runners and this one guy started to ask me some questions…
“What are you training for?”
Me: “I’m training for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. It’s going to be a good one this year.”
“It is, but I don’t think the record is going to be broken”
Me: “Oh really?”
“I don’t see Bairu doing it, he hasn’t finished a marathon. Well maybe Wykes. If it does get broken Wykes will be the one to do it. And I think Reid will run 2:13.”
Me: “Why do you think I’m going to run two minutes slower?”
“uhhhh?” Utter look of confusion followed by an ‘oh shit’ face.
“uhhhh, just kidding!”
Me: “Reid Coolsaet, nice to meet you.”