1. Because of a crazy stressful work week, I have two mornings where I did my runs @ 4:30am. They were awesome. Speed work that early in the morning is easy when you pretend zombies are stalking you. Or you are basically a zombie at that time in the morning.
Zombieland rule #1": Cardio
2. Last night, the CBC aired a very interesting documentary: http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/the-perfect-runner.html
The Perfect Runner celebrates the modern love of long-distance running by exploring our evolutionary past as a species defined by its ability to run. How did our ancestors survive the shift from trees to land? How did Homo sapiens evolve to dominate the planet? How did our ancestors hunt before they developed weapons?
The answer, you’ll be amazed to learn, is that humans became nature’s perfect endurance runners. With a skill that evolved far earlier than the development of our powerful brains, our African ancestors had the ability to outrun all animals around them, allowing them to endure and ultimately thrive.
I LOVE this quote from it: “People think running is extreme but, in fact, it’s sitting at a desk that’s extreme,” he said. Today’s much lamented obesity epidemic “is the result of thinking an ordinary act is extreme.”
3. Sunday is another long run ramping up to my 30km race. The temperature is telling me I can wear capris and a TShirt. Yessssss.
4. I have my second run test of this training session tomorrow. I plan to bring a napkin so the treadmill know it got served. (props to The Big Bang Theory for the quote)
Run on Friends..and don’t get caught by zombies.