Damn the head and humidity bought the first heat and smog alert in Toronto for summer of 2014. Damn I was dehydrated at the turning point. Muscles started to get cramps and I think I hurt my calf muscle bad. I was limping back slow pace . Stairs hurt now. Its I need to do RICE but not sure if I have time for the "R" (Rest). Tomorrow its hills 6 repeats and that too at River dale not sure why!!!!.
I hope icing it today and keeping it elevated it going to help if not I might have to skip tomorrow's run. I really don't want to take a break now when we are really ramping up distances and hills. This Sunday run is 16K that close to HF distance.
Garmin 610 got its heat panic I guess as usual could not lock at the start. Now really debating if I should spend 299 on Garmin fenix 2. Money wish it grew on tree's. It was a simple run to parliament along queens' quay and back.
For quite some time I was worried what would happen when we start running long distances especially one that were outside my comfort zone. Last weeks 12K run almost exhausted me but today it was 14K. We went all the way to "Boulevard club" on Martin goodman train. I was almost dead half when we reached the turn around point of last week but some how managed to go to turn around point without losing sight of the group. But guess that was the last I saw them after that it went slower and slower for me.
Past 12K point I found some reserved energy to push again , it was funny it was so horrible from 7K to 12K almost wanted to take a cab and go home. The sun was really strong but the cool breeze helped to keep body regulated.
Garmin 610 as usual had Sunday syndrome and it lost track again at the start eventually it locked and well after that. I have when I cannot brag about distance almost on every Sunday. I heard about the Garmin Fenix 2 sale but going by what others in group say 610 is still better than Fenix 2. Not sure what to do yet. Might not spend money for now I think.
We went for a brunch after the run to get the much needed carbs to refuel the body. It was fun.
Here is how the route was.
The distance is slowly starting to ramp up, this week it was 12K route at least as per google maps it is a 12K route. It was a nice day sunny no clouds, GPS locked before I started and route looks correct yet the total distance is way of the actual distance. I have been running with a group and we have quite a few different watches. Garmin 610/220/620 and Fenix2. Technically 220 has always been most accurate for distance followed by 610 which goes under normally and 620 and Fenix2 go way above the actual distance.
I guess option would be to actually show one more value which google reports along with the map. This can be easily done on Garmin connect website where it maps the data on Google maps it can use Google maps API to report one more value of distance.
Today's run was good as usual it was morning run so I was not at my best but I finished in decent time. I ran out of water again with just one bottle in hydration belt. Next time I need to carry both bottles especially since the distance is going up by 2K again.
Here is how the route was.
It was supposed to early morning run so got up early to see it rain. I had all new shoe (New balance 890v4) so decided to skip the morning. Finally after the Germany won had time to go out. It was too hot even for the time. Switched to shadow side of the road. It was still very hot my head it still hurting.
Today it felt lot easier especially going up the steep hill on York Mills. It was fun run did the recommended 7K.
New Balance 890v4 is lot lighter than my 880V3 and I can really fell that. The cushioning is less and than 880v3 and I could fell that too :) . The one odd thing still is I find my feet going in as if its giving up and I am pro-nateing. I feel I am forced to rather than I doing it. Still just 7K is too early to tell if it will hurt or pain later. For now it feels better and lighter. The blue color really stands out.
Oh I bought the laces that dont untie when running but I could not get the original laces out so still have not switched them. The shoe fits really good , the heel and back part of ankle are more cushioned inside than 880v4. So that is definitely a plus. More will come.
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