Today was one of my favourite runs so far and the duration felt like it went by the quickest! The weather was perfect at 20° and sunny with light winds. I received my new running shoes yesterday afternoon and decided to break them in today. Legs felt really good, but a bit sore on the inside of my right leg towards the end of the run. I’m used to this feeling using new shoes for the first time.
I went out for dinner last night to Eastbound Brewing Co. and ate a lot – beer nuts, duck wings, a beef cheek dish, fries, and a few beers. Obviously still hungry when I got home, I ate an entire plate of pasta so wasn’t super hungry when I woke up this morning. My pre-workout meal was pretty light, I had a Vega Chocolate smoothie with strawberries, spinach and almond milk. I think last night’s carb load gave me sustained energy throughout my run.
A fellow long distance runner reached out and asked if he could join me one of runs during #RUN70. Mike Paquette is a very inspirational person. He’s 58 years old, has completed almost 180 full marathons in his lifetime, countless half marathons, and a half iron man. He joined me on day 24 and I had an awesome time with great conversation! This is the third person who’s joined me so far during the challenge it’s much more enjoyable than listening to my audiobooks.
End pace was faster than usual at 6’04km/9’45mi after 2 hours 10 minutes and 52 seconds.
*Follow my journey as I run 70 half marathons consecutively on behalf of Oneiric to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Any donation big or small makes a huge difference. To Donate, visit our #RUN70 Canadian Cancer Donation Page.All updates will be posted on the #run70 Half Marathon Challenge Facebook page -follow along if you’re interested 🤘🏼