Three Things Thursday

1.  Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I’m the last one standing in a house full of sickies.  Colin and Spud both caught the flu over the weekend so it’s been really quiet around here.  I haven’t run all week either out of fear that it’ll tip whatever immunity I have over the edge.  Working really hard here not to get sick!

2.  I (finally) signed up for a lactate analysis.  I’m pretty sure I run my fare share of junk miles due to being in the wrong heart rate zone.  Peak Centre came out to my clinic and did their talk, which I’ve heard before, and, since I was waiting for the group discount, I put my name on the list.  I’ve been wanting to do this for about a year and a half so it’ll be nice to know how I should be running.  My main fears, though, are a) running on a treadmill – I’ve never done that and am scared of falling off – and b) being told that I’m extremely inefficient.  I’m already slow and I have a feeling that I’ll have to start off even slower still!

3.  I’m going to be a race ambassador!  Late nights and wine sometimes lead to the best ideas…  Earth Run is a local run that “promotes awareness and raises money for various environmental organizations and initiatives” while having a minimal impact.  This year’s theme is healthy and sustainable oceans.  They’re rolling out a Virtual Run this year so be on the lookout for posts about that!    


7 responses

  1. Congrats on getting to be a race ambassador for a great cause. The lactate analysis would be interesting to have done.

    January 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

  2. yayyy congrats on being a race ambassador, I know you'll be awesome! Hoping you don't get sick and that the boys are 100% soon

    January 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  3. Wow, congrats on being an ambassador, that is awesome! Can't wait to hear more about it 🙂

    January 27, 2012 at 1:55 am

  4. Awesome on the ambassadorship! I train with the lactate 'system'. The biggest thing is to stick with the plan you get. It isn't always easy…my easy pace right now is …..8:00-8:30/km pace.
    Really..that slow but the system works.

    January 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  5. See, that's what I'm scared of! Too many friends have seen great results to discount it, but I know that I'm probably going to have to go much, much slower than I'm used to. And I'll need to get over the blow to my ego pretty quickly…

    January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  6. I have to look into that lactate system, never heard about it! Hmmm….keep me posted!

    Hope your family gets better. There is a lot of crud going around!

    Congrats on being an ambassador… that's awesome!

    February 1, 2012 at 5:02 am

  7. So cool about being a race ambassador- congrats!
    PS- I also just tagged you in my 11 questions post 🙂

    February 2, 2012 at 4:12 am

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