|after a very soggy ride|
Unfortunately I'm too stubborn to sit back and tell myself it is okay to bail on training. I just can't, the season is way to close and if I'm not ready for it,well let's just say I'm not ready to deal with injuries.
Monday was a recovery swim which I'm so grateful for. After pounding away running and cycling, being at the pool is a God send.
Tuesday was the first of the Beaver Chase series. It is a really fun trail run through the Monk Environmental Park, however our regular route has been modified due to a controversial situation of clear cutting the forest and endangering various species of plants, animals, amphibians and trees all in the name of progress. This is a really hot topic for me, so I won't continue on the subject.
|Monk Environmental Park|
Our run took us on two loops of the partial trail that is away from the heavy equipment used for clear cutting. A few of us ran together and got a chance to catch up and chat, much to the race directors chagrin. I'm sure that we were the last to cross the finish line and by the time we had returned from our little recovery run, the finish line and timers were already torn down, packed away and only the water station remained...okay, we promise the next time to actually race!!!
Wednesday, Thursday were cycling / running days. Have I mentioned the wind? Grrrrrrrrrr
Saturday's ride was soggy, soggy, SOGGY. After riding 30k in the pounding rain I said enough. I know that I have to HTFU on the bike but when it is raining so hard it hurts your face, I'd say that's a good time to stop. I quickly changed into some dry clothes and headed off to the pool for a coupled of km's of laps.
Today, I'm looking out the window at....you guessed it, rain and wind. Well, better go and get my running gear on...
HEY, at least it isn't snowing!!
|Lily in the snow|