Marathon Training Day #12: Canoe Landing


Hill training day. Yet, because my pal Dani (hi Dani!) wanted to run together post-work, it made more sense to meet up between our offices. (I sometimes run into her on my bike in the morning. It’s a special day when that happens.) Which is not hilly. At all.

Okay, maybe it’s a little bit hilly.

Just a bit.

To make up for the fact that downtown Toronto is relatively flat (oh, hi Spadina incline! I forgot you where here!), I decided I needed to sprint up Canoe Landing to make up for it.

400 metres of pain.

It was warm and drizzly, perfect for a run but terrible for the planet. (Climate change is REAL, you guys.) Dani is just getting back into running, so we took it easy. I didn’t mind — I was focused on booking it up Canoe Landing at the end.

I did. It hurt.

Yay me.

I still need to get a true hill training run in, though. I feel a bit like a cheater on this one.

I probably need to do my optional run tomorrow. Just to make up for it.

I have a weird pain in my toe. I don’t think it’s serious — it probably needs to be cracked — but I’m worried. Any suggestions?


The run: 4.8k in 33:47

The route:

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2 thoughts on “Marathon Training Day #12: Canoe Landing

  1. Dani says:

    Thanks for the run, lady! And the only reason you didn’t hit more hills was me. Apologies. As always, you’re a machine. Looking forward to getting back up to speed. In the meantime, I’ll just watch you train. 😉

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