Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 6, 2009 - Back in the Groove!

well, i had a great sleep last night and seemed to have gotten over my 2 day bought of depression. i wasn't going to let overcast skies ruin my day. i started the day with an early morning aggressive 10k run in 53.30.

then i took a break to watch the french open women's final, where Dinara Safina self-destructed. Svetlana Kuznetsova is quitely becoming one of the top players of this era, having now made 4 major finals, winning two of them, over the last 5 years.

then i made the run over to kent and burton ponds to visit the duckies, then headed into the pool for a light swim. 1.65k in 32 minutes. then home for lunch.

then it was a mega afternoon slow-long distance run featuring a trip downtown, around quidi vidi lake, up and down signal hill, back home via the rennie river trail, and a bonus lap around kents pond for good measure! lots of short breaks in between, including a lovely view of the city atop the hill. i've never seen it so calm or so warm up there! it was a nice clear day so you could easily see Cape Spear in the distance. if i end up leaving Newfoundland in the near future for work, i think i will have to do the cape to cabot 20K course a practice run, one more time!

well, time for an evening rest! not sure what tomorrow will bring. it is supposed to be cold and rainy, so it may be a long swim.. the Mercury 15K road race goes tomorrow in near by Portugal Cove, NL, but i am just not very motivated to run it. this was supposed to be Eastern Marathon weekend, but they cancelled the race due to poor interest and are only running the 15K this year. i might change my mind at the last minute tomorrow if i feel good and if i can get a ride up there. don't really wanna make the 14k run to the starting line, run the 15K then run home. i know i could do it, but perhaps a swim would be more enjoyable.. lol


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