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Seasons change and so did I

September 3, 2012

I signed up for the Oasis Zoo Run which also serves as the Canadian 10km road championships.  The race is on September 22nd which is, in all honesty, a few weeks earlier than I want to race.  One of the reasons I decided to give a go at the Zoo Run is to focus on a short-term goal.  The Olympics can leave some athletes in a funk for a while because they are a big focal point.  Not having the Olympic result I thought I was capable of at the Olympics makes me want to get back on the horse that much quicker.

I told myself I wasn’t going to run again until I felt like running with a minimum of 10 days off after the marathon.  I felt like running after one week but I waited the extra few days.  And then I told myself I had to wait at least three weeks before I did my first workout or double day.  Three weeks happened today but I didn’t feel like doing a workout, so I’ll wait a couple more days and then see how I feel. The last two days I’ve actually felt pretty good, even had a little pep in my stride again.

After the Zoo Run I will start to train for real.  Oh yeah, that was another comeback plan I made, not to push too hard for 6 weeks after the marathon. I’m not sure exactly what races I’ll do this fall as I’m currently working that out with my agent, Chris Layne but I’m pretty excited about the possibilities.  I’m also hashing out my next marathon which will most likely happen next April.

Actually I forgot, I already did a race.  When I started back running I began with 6km and increased by 2km each day. A few of my friends were running a 10km on my third day back so I jumped in with them.

Other than that I’ve been getting to some things I’ve put off for a very long time, like cleaning out the attic where my parents have lived for 36 years.

Here’s my walkman I used to rock out to in the early 90’s with my custom PowerBar sticker job! Bye-bye…

  1. September 3, 2012 8:46 pm

    The Guess Who….”No Time” 🙂

  2. Lorna Wiggins permalink
    September 3, 2012 10:59 pm

    Darling, I hope you are not training before you are ready. Do take enough time to really rest! I appreciate you helping Mother clear out things. I hope you will come down to see me as soon as it is cooler. We had a good rain today which we really needed but the people in Louisana and Mississippi are really suffering from the flood. Lots of love, Nornee


  3. Susan permalink
    September 4, 2012 9:12 am

    Great photo Reid! Love how you are encouraging the next generation of runners!

  4. Miki permalink
    September 4, 2012 9:53 am

    The photo of you pushing the buggy is priceless. You’re smiling and zooming with the buggy while the guy behind you has that “crap, I’m getting passed by a guy in a buggy” look. LOVE IT.

    April race…hmmm. Boston 2013?! Would love to see you there!!

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      September 4, 2012 9:56 am

      Haha, the buggy and kid belong to that guy behind me.

      Sent from my rotary phone

  5. Jack permalink
    September 4, 2012 11:55 am

    ‘Other than that I’ve been getting to some things I’ve put off for a very long time, like cleaning out the attic where my parents have lived for 36 years’ Don’t you think they may be comfortable in the basement?

  6. September 5, 2012 10:38 pm

    GREAT pic with the baby (err small child) jogger! That should be a Team NB poster. The little guy is waving to the crowd!

  7. September 6, 2012 9:46 pm

    The hip cassettes awesome, check out Matt Mayes good luck in the 10k and glad to hear you’re taking the time you need…..well done in London! The Jerome Drayton record will soon be yours!

  8. Fazmin permalink
    September 10, 2012 7:55 pm

    Its been a while I’ve visited your blog. In ways its good your taking some time off and planing your future race training. You made it through the Olympics Reid !!! in great style. Canadian record it just around the corner for you :-). keep up the good work.

    By the way, I was watching last years young street 10k, You have some serious leg speed. have you ever timed your 400m? or even 800m?

  9. Olivia permalink
    September 12, 2012 9:40 pm

    Where can I buy/get a poster of you like the New Balance one hanging in the front window of the Runners Den in Westdale? (Preferably signed by you as well but hey, beggars can’t be choosers).

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      September 13, 2012 9:06 am

      I’m not sure where you can get/buy that poster. Stores selling the Canada 890 were given them.

      > Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 02:40:46 +0000 > To: >

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