Summer Mileage Updates
Hey everyone! Seems like summer is flying by at lightning speed fast and almost over before you know it.
From my last entry to now, the mileage accumulated still hovers around the 60km range while juggling weekday work and some other weekend casual part-time shifts.
I noticed that I have been running much more efficiently compared to last summer. Base from the Strava stats, I see from the matched runs of the same routes that I do over and over is becoming easier to manage as proven by the overall pace, decreased average heart rate, and an increase on cadence. Once again, I see this as the real-life data analysis and application (math.... yeah.) contrary to my high school self thinking that I will never use what I learned ever again LOL.
The crisp, not-so-humid weather and cooling temperatures is also gradually transitioning during the early morning and dusk hours. Good for runners and definitely a sign that autumn is just around the corner. No need to be reminded just by the pumpkin spice lattes alone haha!
Anywho, back on the grind and race season is almost upon us!
Niagara Falls Marathon Training cont.
Been slacking a bit on the blogging side of things, especially during the dogs days of summer - sorry!
However, training has resumed three weeks ago and have been averaging around 68 km weekly for the past few weeks.
Just like what I wrote the last blog entry , I have been roughly following through one of the Strava Premium training plans in preparation for my marquee fall race at Niagara Falls in October. One of the things I made flexible for myself is to not force runs on any particular given day and having the leverage to closely hit the weekly mileage target on a cumulative basis. This upcoming week, I will be entering week 4. And unlike previous training sessions, racking up such mileage doesn't feel as difficult from previous attempts. I do however have to constantly fight the mental side of things to get myself in tuned and getting outside for a run even though my mind doesn't feel like it.
The highlight of these past few runs is finding the controversial cow statue up in Cathedraltown, Markham. I just had to see the hype in person! But what amazes me is that I am now physically capable of running off to places that would've otherwise require a bike ride or a short drive.
I'll be back on the grind again for the next few weeks and update from there on!
Cheers, - M.W.