Hello peeps! It's been a while. Once September hits I'm usually in full travel mode for work. September has seen me in Ottawa, Thunder Bay x 2, Edmonton, Sudbury and Huntsville. While I enjoy going to all these places, after almost 20 years of it, it becomes a little tiring. Fortunately the people I work with are great and I make sure to run wherever I am - a great way to see the community. The pic above is another Turnbull street sign - my third one found. This one is about a 45 minute ride from my house. The other two? There is one not far from Weber's on Hwy 11 near Orillia and the other is on Canal Rd near Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville. Feel free to check them out - haha.
At an event in Ottawa which took place in a museum. I remember this weekend as it was the same day as Ironman Mont Tremblant. The athletes definitely earned it as the temperatures with humidity were in the high 30s. Two athletes from our club punched their tickets to Kona - very cool!
For those that don't know I work for a Pharmaceutical company and I deal with urologists. The pic to the left is a healthy stream. If you stream is slow or intermittent please go see your local urologist. This has been a public service announcement.
September has been spectacular for weather this year. The extension of summer has been nice. Taking this year off has been the best thing I could have done. I did manage an Olympic and Half Ironman this year but overall scaled back the long sessions. I feel more like myself prior to the 4 Ironmans in 2 years period. It feels good and I've seen my mojo return. I look forward to the off season and general base building.
More travel. This one from the lakefront in Sudbury. Besides running I also tend to swim. Swimmersguide.com is great for finding lane swims. Many of the northern Ontario pools are phenomenal.
Currently I'm upping my running frequency. I've had a few weeks of 4-5 runs per week. I plan of spending the fall doing 5-6 runs a week of at least 30 minutes in duration. In 2011 I did the Slowtwitch 100 runs in 100 days challenge. This is a base building challenge. It runs from December to March. I did 76 runs in 2011 and ended up having my best season ever. I plan on breaking my 76 record this go around. The vast majority of the runs are at an easy pace. The accumulative effect is where the gains are made. Check it out!