Marathon Training Day #136 & #137: Halifax bound

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I had grand plans on Wednesday to run before work. I set my alarm for 6am. I woke up to a thunderstorm.

So I didn’t run. I went back to sleep.

Our flight was at 7pm so I headed to the airport right after work. We arrived in Halifax around 11pm and headed straight to my aunt and uncle’s (hi Robert and Michelle!) and went straight to sleep, with grand plans to run the next morning.

When we woke up, it was raining. But we (me, Jill and Kendal) decided to run anyway. My uncle mapped out a 5k or so route for us around Frog Pond and Dingle Road. We bundled up in our rain gear and headed out.

The secret about running in the rain is that once you are out running, it’s not so bad. Really.

The trail was beautiful, I love trail running. We kept it quick and short and came home soaked. Luckily, the weather cleared up for a great day in Halifax. We walked around (I forgot how HILLY this city is), shopped (I bought those boots at Elsie’s, which is the best clothing shop on Spring Garden), boated (Dartmouth ferry!) and generally hung around town. It was a lot of walking — probably too much walking considering this marathon is three sleeps away.

Oh well. It’s good to be back in the ‘fax.

What’s your favourite city to run in?!



The run: 5.5k in 34:10
The route:

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