3 Jan 2010

Friday, 13 November 2009

Getting off work at two o’clock is just great. There is still plenty of daylight left to do things outdoors like running on a mountain. Fortunately, Friday the 13th is not a Catalan superstition. Starting from the Fornaca I made my way up the Cabrils road as usual and went via my usual route up to la Roca d’en Toni, a Neolithic dolmen. My time from the Fornaca to the dolmen was about 32 minutes. At la Roca d’en Toni I stretched for a few minutes before heading down the road to Can Boquet and then uphill again to the Font de Sant Mateu—time about 16 minutes. Some more stretching before heading down back to Can Boquet, the Cabrils Road, right turn at the municipal cemetery and on to finish at Can Rafart.
The whole workout took an hour and 20 minutes. I was not concerned with speed but rather keeping it low and slow workout. Generally I felt that I lacked energy, not surprising as it is the third day in a row that I have ran. The first few minutes of the run were particularly sluggish and I was breathing hard even though I was not pushing it. Of course it is also the steepest up hills that I face in the workout. Even on the down hills I was slow. Again the plan was not for speed but rather get some distance. I weighed myself at work in t-shirt, shorts and socks before starting off—71.5 kg.

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