Marathon Training Day #70: 26.6k

Sunday was the perfect day for a long run. But I overestimated it. I thought, with spring nearly here, the trails near my house would be clear enough to run on smoothly. I was wrong. For the first third of my run — from the Queen Street Entrance of the Don Valley trail to the Victoria Park entrance of Taylor Creek Park — I was running through melting ice, snow and slush. It wasn’t fun and it slowed me down.

Once I got off the trail and on the road, I could refocus. But it presented a new problem. I got off the traile earlier than planned and wasn’t sure how much mileage I lost as a result. So I ran home — down to the Beach and along the Martin Goodman Trail through to Cherry Beach and up to the Don Valley Trail again — and did my best.

Perhaps it’s time to get one of those fancy GPS watches.



The run: 26.6k in 3:37:17

The route:

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2 thoughts on “Marathon Training Day #70: 26.6k

  1. Jenn @ Running and Lifting says:

    Are you just mapping out your runs and timing to get your paces/distance now? I’ve had a Garmin for a while now and absolutely love it! I love being able to see all the detailed data it provides, and you can also use them to program workouts to make sure you stay within a certain pace.

    • Erin says:

      Between google maps and daily mile, I pace and distance. And I like sharing the maps on my blog. I just don’t want to buy a watch that costs several hundred dollars, in case I abandon this running thing. Other than mid-route changes, my system seems to be just fine. Ah well. Maybe someone will get me a garmin one day for Christmas.

      I’m also interested in the Nike watch — it seems neat.

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