Wet and Wild

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #072
  • Date: Wednesday April 28th  2010
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 51min 52sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 94 BPM
  • Temperature C: -1C
  • Distance covered to date: 3038.4km (1886.4m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Total number of runners: 1

Plan A (16.7km): Today I had my RX8 scheduled for a service at Stoney Trail Mazda, 25km east of Cochrane. It was raining a bit so I put on my light running tights and a jacket. I dropped off the car and started to do loops of the dealership lot. The rain turned to sleet, then snow. Luckily, I had an emergency rain jacket: a garbage bag with holes for the head and arms. My feet got wet and my woollen gloves were rubbish. I dropped in to see how long the car would be and Sam, the service rep, said one more hour. OK I can tough it out. I came back in after 20mins and waited. When I got home I threw all the clothes in the dryer.

Plan B (28.7km): I upgraded my runners to trail shoes, switched to winter tights, grabbed a Stormtech jacket and put on some mitts. Then I headed down to see Amy at the Boys and Girls club. I wanted to give her the race bib from the fundraiser on Sunday. By the time I got there my tights and feet were soaked. Amy gave me a cup of tea and told me that they had collected $230.00 from the participants, great job. I was thinking of going for an ice cream but I just didn't have the energy. I ran back along the river path and when I got home I threw all the clothes in the dryer.

Plan C (42.2km): Time to get serious. I upgraded my trail shoes to a pair of Salomon XT wings Gortex and put on a pair of Stormtech pants. I was ready for anything. I decided not to go too far from the house, so I started to do loops around the new West Point development. Things went well for a while but eventually water finds a way in. I finished the marathon and trudged back to the house. I then threw all the clothes in the dryer.

News Flash

Looking for a few good MarathonQuesters: Come and join me in Vancouver for a Get-Together / Silent Auction on April 30 and for a run on May 2! More info at http://pitch.pe/57630

Quote of the Day

"It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims.  It makes people nervous to see someone running.  I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him."

Mike Royko

Stoney Trail Mazda: Washroom, coffee and a place to get warm.

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