Well, I’ve been pretty terrible about posting about my running & training, but to be honest, the fall is not an exceptionally exciting time in terms of what happens on the track. This fall, however, lots happened, resulting in some changes on the track. Straight from Europe, I flew into Toronto, arriving at my new home - the HouseOfDreams – where I now live with 2 of my fellow track-ladies. Then, the day after I arrived, I got a job offer (best timing, ever)!
I took a few more weeks off from training to get settled into my new city/job/home before getting back on the track. It was tough starting out, since everyone else had been doing base training, plus, it's just always hard after time off. I had to keep reminding myself that I was playing catch-up and I'd get to where I wanted to be. We did some pretty serious volume (longer distance, lots of repetition, and short breaks), which is challenging since I'm moving up from being a 100/200 runner, but the volume training is crucial for me to continue to improve and make the step to being a 400 runner.
Anyways, now onto some more exciting news...
Since coming back to Toronto after Christmas vacation in Victoria, I’d been having some minor hamstring issues. I didn’t do any spike work back in Victoria cuz of the weather, so my hamstrings were not the happiest once I came back to Toronto and got back into spikes. So because of the (minor) hamstring issues, I almost didn’t run yesterday, but I’m sure glad I did! I placed 6th out of 42, with a time of 40.95. I was hoping to open up with a 39 time, but my hamstrings had other plans.
Next time, I hope!
I’m definitely hungry to improve that time and I’ve got 2 more races lined up in January:
· Jan 19th at the Fred Foote Indoor Memorial, U of T, AC Field House (details)
· Jan 25th/26th at the McGill Team Challenge, McGill University (details)
That’s all for now!
I’ll keep you in the loop with how everything goes over the next few weeks!