Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Happened to November?

Looking back on the month, I ran a bit over 50 kilometres. What happened?

Last week, all of a sudden it hit me that I hadn't run in 17 days in a row. Luckily I haven't lost too much fitness but the 22k I did today (in a beautiful snowfall) definitely wore me out and I'll be feeling it for a couple of days.

My Mizuno Wave Riders are definitely goners and since I was on the roads today I reluctantly put on the Elixirs which always stay in the back of the closet. They've caused me so many problems and today was no exception. Tight left IT band and the outside of my left foot is sore - almost always happens with these dang shoes. MUST GET RID OF THESE SHOES! But now I know what I want for Christmas: New Wave Riders! (and maybe some new NB 840s from Santa - if he can find them since they're discontinued).

With exams coming up, and moving to a new place over the Christmas holidays, I can see the chaos creeping in on my 'free' time to run. I'll have to make an extra effort to get out there, even if it's just 5 and 10k runs. The long runs may have to wait until January.

Speaking of January, I was hoping to make it to a little fun run organized in Creemore at the end of January: a 7.5k loop on trail at the same location that the Creemore Ultra is held every year. Would be a great opportunity to check out the trail and see if I want to add it to my 2010 plan. Hopefully I can get my mileage somewhat up there so I can keep up with the others. Who am I kidding. I can't keep up but like Ron said, let them pack down the snow and then it's smooth sailing for Nature Girl.

See you in the forest!


  1. Just a suggestion but what ever you do dont drop the weekely long run unless you injured or sick. Last week I did 5X5K runs indoors at lunch and then at then end of the week I did an LSD Run outdoors. Kristi , just fit in the short ones here and there then plan for the big one, if not weekly LSD then bi-weekly should serve you well!

    Keep er going Girl!

  2. This month it's going to be tough, although I may be able to squeeze in a longer run or two on Fridays and/or Mondays. Last Sunday I ran 22K and that will probably be my longest distance until January - and man, that tired my legs out, and I did feel some cardio loss. Yesteray I ran only about 4K on hilly trails and I was tired. That 22k may have been a bit much after not running for 2.5 weeks, save for the previous Thursday where I ran 6k.) But I guess that's what the training for next year is going to be about: training on tired legs, and to just get those runs in there.

    Thanks Ron - and good on ya for November! Lots of miles in there!