Who know's I may actually do an Ultra! So here goes, I will be updating the report every day that I run. It will be interesting to see how far I can run in the next 2 weeks.
Monday April 18th - 4 miles of very muddy semi-technical trail. Two mini hill work-outs over technical trail
Tuesday April 19th - AM 3 miles of easy trail with a friend. PM 3 miles of road running with the "Good Form" clinic at the running club. Total 6 miles
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st - Nothing. Kid at home due to ear infection. Hoping for a 6 mile trail run tomorrow and a 9 mile trail race on Saturday. (Should recover some of my mileage)
Friday 22nd - 7 miles on easyish trail. Sorted out potential food and fuel issues for longer distances. Rice Krispie bars tucked into running tights and water fountains worked really well!
Saturday 23rd - 8.7 miles of technical trail as part of the 5-peaks trail race series..
Weekly total 25.7 miles
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Nothing, Nada, Zip. Stomach bug made an appearance on Sunday evening and has pretty much wiped me out. Hoping that I can take on vaguely solid food in the next couple of days for a pre-race run on Saturday and of course the Half Marathon on Sunday. Still going to make the 26 miles.. in fact I will be in Ultra territory (if it was all run on one day and not over 2 weeks)
Thursday-Friday - Again nothing - life, ect
Saturday - Lots of walking around Downtown Vancouver with a friend - does that count.. I must have walked at least 5 miles.. Nah? Okay
Sunday 1st may - Absolutely horrendous half marathon. 2:13:36 All the walking, drinks and food on Saturday made my stomach wobbly. Great first 10K - on par for a 1:50, then nausea and lightheadedness meant I had to walk/run the rest. Still better than I thought. Followed by a 1 mile barefoot type run) I had to wear socks because my feet were a little raw from running in VFF Sprints. The plan was to run at least 3-10K BF, but my feet were raw after the first 5K, which meant I kept the sprints on instead of chancing infection. Same reason for the socks for IBRD.
Weekly total 14 miles
2 Week total 39.7 miles