First off, I am happy to report that the Hatphones worked very well. My iPod fir neatly in the pocket and I couldn't even feel it (surprisingly) once I put the hat on. It was easy to position the speakers directly over my ears or slightly askew so I could hear more 'background' noise. I wore them on a two hour run yesterday (more on that to follow) and it was such a relief not to be messing around with wires. This is definitely a keeper and I highly recommend it. Chic Runner posted a website with a great deal for the Americans but here in Canada it's available at the Running Room (although I can't seem to find it online).
My weekend was somewhat of a whirlwind of parties, with a 30th anniversary dinner for dear family friends on Friday night, a Christmas open house at my (almost-9-months-pregnant) cousin's on Saturday afternoon, a girls' evening of decorating gingerbread houses and playing Cranium Saturday night and my nephew's 2nd Birthday party on Sunday.
Here's a quick pic of hubby and I at dinner (it's not ever day you get to see me in something other than running attire) and a peak at the gingerbread madness.
In the midst of all the parties, I still made it to Boot Camp Saturday morning and logged another 15.5 miles toward my goal of 1000 in 2008. Saturday morning I logged a short 3 before boot camp and yesterday morning I headed out for 20K (about 12.5mi) in very wintery conditions - it was -12C (10F) with a -20C (-4F) windchill and gusting winds over 40 km/h. I ran through snow drifts and fought blustering snow from all directions. There were a few mishaps along the way - frozen Sharkies, frozen water (should've used vodka) and a dropped glove in the port-o-let - but I stuck it out and finished the run in about 2:05.
Overall, week one was a success and I logged 3K more than planned.
On to week two...
Tuesday: 5K easy (+ H.O.T. class)
Wednesday: 7K with 20 mins. steady state (5:28-5:37/KM pace)
Thursday: 5K recovery (+ Spin)
Friday: 6K easy
Saturday: off (Boot Camp)
Sunday: 22K steady run (6:04 to 6:41/KM)
Weekly Total: 45K
Time to catch up on what you've all been up to this weekend - congrats to all the racers!
My minimalist fall racing and training plan
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