Week 18 Recap
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate everyone that participated in either the GoodLife Marathon or the Mississauga Marathon despite the chilly weather and the crappy soggy weather leading up to the event. You guys demonstrated that humbleness and respecting the tough nature of long distance grinds regardless of physicality or various personal day-to-day hardships. I still vividly recall completing my very first marathon last year at the GoodLife Marathon and I consider it as one of my proudest achievements to date.
This is simply what drives me to run. Your personal progress and feel-good achievements? Nobody can take it away from you especially since something like this requires long-term commitment and focus. Those looking for instant gratification, overnight success, or success by monetary trade-offs can look elsewhere.
Speaking of which, this week's bad weather really tested my ability to manage my time wisely for my weekly running distance quota. I swapped my long run to mid-week rather than my typical Saturday morning, as I also take on a casual part-time job for the City of Markham. I closely observed the radar maps on the Weather Network website to find that window of opportunity to steal a run in while it briefly stayed dry. By the end of Sunday, I am glad to still accumulated an overall mileage of 67.8 km.
This upcoming week, I will be easing the mileage a bit in anticipation of the signature Sporting Life 10K. I know, it is technically a 'fun run' but when you have all these downhills for you to sprint down, it be a waste to not properly prep for pacing. Next upcoming race: Barrie Half-Marathon