Exercising…

The answer to the question from my last blog post appears to be “no”. Ultimate wrapped up for the spring with a one-week break before summer season (we also did a “friendly” at Tim’s annual Canada Day BBQ). Tina and I did a lot of work on our yard over the long weekend (a minor makeover of sorts), so we had no shortage of physical activity. She also convinced me to try Orange Theory with a free one-week referral; my debut yesterday is still giving me sore legs now, but I have a second session tonight so the jury’s still out…

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MEC Edmonton Road Race Four…

We were back after a one-year absence. Lang, Boon and I returned to Foote Field to race the 10K with the gruelling switchbacks. We were joined by Hikari, Joel, Pheobe and Tina (5K), and aside from the allergies acting up for a few we all posted some great times as the warm sun yielded to lots of clouds. I caught up to Lang at the top of the switchbacks again, but it was his turn to pull away as we improved on our May times (though not our personal bests by any stretch). Can I convince Running Man to race in St. Albert in July…?

Holding…

I decided on my running goal this summer. I’ll keep doing 10K races in light of weddings flanking our remaining prospective races (and also in the name of “starting from scratch again”). Ultimate season is well underway, but we’ve been short on players lately so I’ve been getting more exercise there. Badminton went on break for a few weeks due to the school days off. Meanwhile, Running Man will look for a new rendezvous point by virtue of our previous location affected by construction. And our next race is in two Saturdays…

MEC Edmonton Road Race Three…

My usual runners showed up for our first race of the season. A late route change made for a more difficult course, and warm May temperatures also made it tough. Lang led the pack for the 10K; a few minutes later I crossed the finish line with Tina (even though she was running 5K). Hikari was a few minutes behind us despite getting over an illness. And Boon closed out our Running Man finishes as we all celebrated with lunch at Ichiban. I’m still undecided on my running goals for this year. It’s keeping me flexible, yet flustered…

Catching…

I didn’t put in a solo run until mid-April, my latest personal start yet. And, predictably, it  didn’t end well for me. I tried again the week after and managed to finish better with less walking, less pain and less recovery, but I clocked six minutes per kilometre. That doesn’t bode well for my season moving forward, but I’ll settle for basically starting from scratch again if it means I can run for a long time (as in years…or even decades). Our first race is in two Saturdays, and I’m barely ready for a 10K. (Time to adjust my running targets…)