Friday, August 8, 2008

August 8, 2008 - Marathon 5 of 31

well, i'm on a roll again! started the day by finding out that the infamous Regatta was on and that the city would officially get a recognized Civic Holiday for the festivities (the only "weather-permitting" stat holiday in north america!) this was at 6.30 am so i went back to sleep for a few hours since i didn't have to go to work.

around 10 am, i had finally finished my bowl of raisin bran and banana and hit the road for a run. it was like i had hit the wall after the first step. i felt very sluggish. i dragged myself down prince philip drive to the mall and back a few times before nearly colapsing after about 12 k. after a water break, i struggled thru a few more k and made it home for an hours rest and some energy food.

feeling a bit better, i went and did another 9k, mostly laps around the pond.

then it was home for a nap and then off to the regatta. a co-worked was holding a dinner party, which was great as he owns a condo that has a balcony that overlooks the lake, so we were able to watch the rowing races from above.

i also managed to run to and from the party while wearing a sexy dress and my running shoes.. lol i got quite a few stares as i ran through the city.

once home from the party, i changed back into running gear and did 4 more laps of the pond to finish my 42.2k for the day. clocking in at what appears to be a consistent time frame: 4.17.24 of running over a total time span of 11.25.00.

earlier in the day, i was really pushing to see if i could get today's run finished by 3.46 pm, so i could register my 3rd career double marathon within a 24 hour period, but it was not to be. however, i am really pleased to have finished another marathon, and even more pleased that i did so strongly and with minimal knee or calf pain. here i sit at 10:40 pm typing this up and i am very confident that i will get thru tomorrow's run easily. in fact, there may be a double marathon in the works tomorrow or sunday.



Jogger Barbie said...

Wow, Jennifer, that is quite the challenge you have set for yourself! I will be following your journey and wish you the best of luck. Hope your injuries hold off - as I sit here recovering (I hope recovering) from IT band issues the comments about knee pain do sound worrisome...


Lisa said...

Hi Jennifer! I'm training for my first half and just found your blog.

Your challenge is thrilling and inspirational. I'm looking forward to following your journey:)

Cheers lots and have a great weekend.