Last week I spent four wonderful days up north, I broke in my new passport and spent the week in Toronto for the PPPC Show. It was my first time in Toronto, and I absolutely loved it! I’m already hoping to go up for a long weekend at some point. I may have also found a half marathon to run up there one of these years. Words can’t describe how much fun I had, so I’ll let my photos do the talking.
Steam Whistle Brewery
The CN Tower
View of Lake Ontario from the CN Tower
Snow in the city!
I highly recommend taking a trip up to Toronto, if you’ve never been there. I was able to do most of my sightseeing while running, but there is still so much more to check out. I cannot wait to go back!
It felt great to be back in my element and able to follow my training my plan this week. Even though it’s only been three weeks, I’m definitely noticing some changes. I might even be a little fond of the treadmill. I’m also starting to see some definition in my legs, which I know will only make me stronger as my training goes on. I decided that I’ll be lifting three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m hoping I’ll be able to tone my arms and hopefully gain a little bit of muscle. I’m really happy with using the Runner’s World Smart Coach app, I feel like I have complete control of my training, but I have a plan that will push me a little bit so I can get better each week. Here’s week 3:
Monday: 5 Miles Easy
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: 5 Mile Tempo Run
Thursday: 4 Miles Easy
Friday: Rest Day
Sunday: 9 Miles Easy
I had to change my weekend run plans for a skiing day, but it was definitely worth it. My Sunday run was a cold one. Halfway through I couldn’t feel my hands and I was starting to get sore, so I shortened my loop and finished the final miles on the treadmill. So far it’s the farthest run since Columbus. I have no doubt in my mind I’ll physically be ready for Colorado. I’m still trying to figure out how I can possibly prepare myself for the altitude change, but I think that’s something I’ll have to learn when I get there.
This next week I’ll be in Toronto Tuesday-Friday. I’m hoping to follow my training plan as best as a I can. I’m also hoping to get an outside run in so I can get a view of the city. It will be my first time in Toronto, should be very exciting!