10,000 km of running .. oh my !

Went for a 15km run this evening. When I got home and uploaded it to Strava, I realized that I crossed the 10,000km mark, for 831 recorded runs in all. That kind of snuck up on me, to be honest. I was running outside for at least a year before I got my first Garmin GPS watch, but judging by the training volume I had at the time, I am maybe 1500km out in terms of captured volume.

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3400km of that have occurred in the last 18 months as I have seriously increased my mileage due to the 6-days a week training of the Hansons Marathon Method as well as a general re-dedication to running after having a number of disappointing marathon results in 2012 and 2013.

Here is tonight’s solo 15km run:

I also have over 31,000km of riding since the fall of 2009 (though maybe less than 150km of riding that year; most of the riding started in the spring of 2010).

Tuesday Track Night (4 x 5 min intervals)

Yet another Tuesday Track night with the Club des Coureurs sur Route du Mont-Saint-Bruno (CCRMSB), my running club on the south shore of Montreal.

Tonight’s workout was a core of 4 intervals of 5 minutes each, with an option to run a 5th one. For each interval, I had to run 3 laps plus 50 metres, so a total of 1250 metres in 5 minutes. That worked out to an average goal pace of 3:55 min/km.

It was a windy evening, pretty warm too (high 20s) and high allergy season. Felt weird (digestion?) so only ran the core 4. The mental toughness was not there tonight. It happens.

That being said, I biked this the previous evening, so I am probably a bit fatigued.

I have a bike race on Sunday: 128.9km with about 1760m of climbing, so just some basic base miles of running for the rest of the week. 2.5 more weeks until my pace bunny duties kick in on June 7th.