I run right back I’m sure
I’m back into solid training now. I had a little hiccup today with my foot/shin/ankle which meant a small run in the morning followed by a pool run. I actually had to cut the pool run after 40 minutes because I could feel a little pain. I will probably need a complete non-impact day or two in order to settle the inflammation. Being healthy is priority number one right now because I want to be fit and fresh heading into the New Year.
On January 1st I’m going back to Kenya and then directly to Luxembourg for a XC race on Feb 12. Thankfully I am a recipient of the Can Fund which will help offset the costs (flights, accommodation, physical therapy) associated with such a trip. Can Fund is a non-profit organization that raises money directly for Canadian athletes (Gillis was a recipient last year). Basically they raise money through donations and as they get enough they distribute it to more athletes. 671 athletes applied already this year and the next application opens up on December 2nd. You’ll notice the Can Fund logo/link on the right hand side of the blog, check out the site and get involved.
This time when I go to Kenya I plan to train more with the Kenyans. This past January, because of injury, I wasn’t able to run with fast Kenyans until the last week of the trip. I would love to get some runs in with guys like Geoffrey Mutai, Moses Mosop, Abel Kirui etc this time around. Running with those guys at 8000 feet would be very interesting to say the least.
In 6 weeks I’ll be back at Kamariny Track
Good showing today by Canadians at NCAA XC. Sheila Reid defended her title, Kate Harrison was 8th and Kendra Shaaf in 15th. In the men’s race Cam Levins was 4th and Mo Ahmed was 5th and led his team to a national title. It would be sweet to see Cam and Mo battle it out at Canadians in Vancouver at the end of the week but I don’t think they’re running. In fact with flights so expensive right now I think a lot of people aren’t making the trip out West, too bad.