Boring Life Updates!

4 Mar

Well I try to be regular and post every Sunday but this week I have nothing to say. No insightful observations or hilarious musings. I’ve had a nasty chest cold this week and have been focusing on midterms and my training. I ran my first 30k yesterday and it was (as I’m sure anyone who has run the same distance can attest) terrible and amazing. It hurt in new ways that I didn’t know my body could hurt. I hobbled a bit this morning but once I got warmed up I didn’t feel too bad. One of the extensor tendons in my left foot got a bit upset at the overuse and is a little inflamed today. I’ve been icing it and trying to avoid fancy footwork (it’s so hard to do).

I ran the 30k at a molasses-like pace of 6:35/km on average. The grand total time was 3:19:20, which must seem terribly long for faster runners but it made me feel pretty good! My initial time goal when I started training for the marathon was a cushy and vague sub-5 hour time. However, after seeing that I can maintain around 6:30/km in training, I’m hoping I can push it for a sub-4:30 time. We shall see! At this point, as long as I cross the finish line, I’ll feel accomplished.

I also got brand new shoes. After the big deal I made after my last new pair, you’d expect a post. However, I got the exact same pair made by the same company in the same colour and size for the same price. They’re just whiter. Here’s a comparison shot:

No there is no shadow on the left pair. They're just that dirty.

The lighting is terrible because I took it at 5:30 in the morning before my run. I knew I was going to hit the trails in the rain so I took the photo before the whiteness could get mudded up.

They work fine, obviously. The tightness may have contributed to my angry tendon so I’ll make sure they’re a little looser for my speedwork tomorrow.

All in all, it was a very regular, end of February week. I hope you guys had a more exciting time of it!

4 Responses to “Boring Life Updates!”

  1. jobo March 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM #

    30K??? wow, that is awesome!! And hush on pace slowness…not at all 😉 Awesome job!!

  2. TestingTrueChange March 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

    Wow a 30k is absolutely amazing!! You are such an inspiration 🙂

    -David
    P.s. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award on my blog!

  3. catslondonmarathon May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM #

    Hi Margaret! Missed your posts recently. Hope all OK! 🙂 You’ve been ‘tagged’ in my latest blog post. I’m passing on the fun! Cat xxx

  4. Jack ( A shoes Lover ) July 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM #

    Nice post. 30 k is simply amazing. Great Jon done.

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