October 27, 2020 – Hanging on to each other

Hi Everyone! 


Apologies for the late email today. I’ve been away from my computer all morning – yay! 


On that note, my thoughts this week revolve around getting ourselves set up with what we’ll need to keep us going for the winter ahead. I don’t want to be pessimistic, but I think I’m being realistic when I say that this winter might be a more challenging one than usual if we continue on with restrictions on social gatherings and all events. Sometimes we may not realize how much certain small things mattered to us until we don’t have them. So with that in mind, I think it’s a good idea to set up some structures or systems for yourself now that might carry you through. If that is committing to and registering for a Spring event, even with the full understanding that it might be virtual, so be it. Continue to do whatever you need to to keep yourself motivated and moving forward through the winter.  


Also, I find that winter (and dreary fall days) are the times that I rely on others more than ever to get me through. So if you’re signing up for a Spring event, bring a friend or two along so you can support each other through the training. I feel that we may be leaning on each other more than ever this season, so let’s continue to use each other to the fullest degree! If you can’t seem to get moving, just reach out to someone in our group and I’m sure you’ll find someone to join you. Again, selfishly, that’s why I started this group. The more people around the more buoyed we are. I feel like I can always goad at least one person to drag me out for a run if I can’t seem to get moving on my own. (and if no one else I can almost always convince Tanis ;)) 


So that said, make your connections and routines now which will carry you through. I promise you will need them and be grateful for them in the coming months. 


Ok, onto workout options for this week: 


  1. Lakeshore & Leslie: 2K, 1200, 800, 600, 400, 2 x 200 – 2 mins bw the 2K and 1200, 90 seconds between everything else 
  2. Fartlek: 8 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1 – (2 x 30 sec) mins hard w 2 min easy after the first and 90 sec for all the rest 
  3. Any combo of short/long/Riverdale cement hills if you’ve left them for a while 
  4. Tempo: 3 x 8 min w 3 min easy 


Thanks all – see ya soon!