Running Updates

trail

Kind of a quick post before I head to a yoga class with my favourite teacher in Vancouver!  I feel super lucky to be in Vancouver with the beautiful and mild weather and gorgeous trails. Nothing beats running on a path between trees!

This week was week 8 in training for the Around the Bay 30km race at the end of March. Long run this week was 24km, I had to rearrange a few of my runs to fit my work schedule so ended up doing my long run today (Monday). I’ve been having a problem lately with wanting to do all of my runs fast, and I definitely didn’t want to do my first long run since the half marathon last week fast and get injured. So the plan was yesterday I would do my 10km run in the afternoon/early evening instead of in the morning as usual.

10km

That 10km went well and this morning I woke up still a little sore from yesterday’s effort which was good because there was no way I was pushing it for my 24km today.  Somehow still managed a 6:35 min/km average pace for the 24km run today which is crazy for me because last year at this time I was averaging a 7:00-7:30 min/km pace (let’s just say I took a lot of walk breaks as well). Man though this run was pretty hard, I ended with salt flecks dried all on my face and a permanent grimace through the last 5km.. but I didn’t give up!

24km

In case you didn’t already know, I’m pretty awesome and my friends think so too especially when they receive pictures like these on Snapchat.

yogurt

I’m actually on my second container already of that massive tub of yoghurt, such a great find and buy!

Not so much of a great purchase was this massive bag of popcorn from Kernels. The flavour I got is called West Coast Wave and omg it’s a combination of white cheddar cheese popcorn mixed with double hit caramel popcorn and I know that combination sounds weird and maybe even gross but when you try it AHH I couldn’t stop eating it. It’s embarrassing how quickly I finished this bag.

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Exciting news! I’ve officially chosen and registered for my spring marathon: the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Registration was a little pricey compared to other marathons but I am hoping it will be well worth it and that there is still food left at the finish line by the time I am done running 42.2km.

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This quote was on their website, I couldn’t help but giggle.

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I can’t think of anything that would make me want to wish I was running more than 42.2 km. Even an extra 100m hurts.

Another exciting update! My sister and I have officially registered for the Lululemon SeaWheeze half marathon in August! It’s also in Vancouver, BC and I’m pumped. Registration sold out in an hour so I’m super happy we both managed to register. Her half marathon PR is 2:19 and the plan is to pace her to a 2:10 finish :)

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That’s all for now, I’ll be back in the next day or two with a recipe I’m stoked to share with you!

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  1. Wooo! Okay that popcorn looks seriously amazing. I’m so glad I can only virtually see it because if I could actually reach it, I would eat it all and then be embarrassed that I ate all of your popcorn. Erik and I have a serious white cheddar popcorn problem…every time we open a bag (no matter what size), we nearly finish it. Seriously. We’ll leave maybe half a cup at the bottom of the bag to make ourselves feel like we didn’t ACTUALLY eat three servings of popcorn each…at least I do lol. You are such a beast! Can’t wait to hear about your halfsies :)

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  2. Hi Lianna, I love your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award (I also tagged you on my blog). Congrats! xo
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  3. Hello! I was just trying to recall how I stumbled across your blog, and then I look up ^ (whoo hey there comments section) and saw Erika’s post–lol, I must’ve clicked over from over yonder. Sometimes I get un-excited to see non-food related things on food blogs, BUT it turns out I’ve just signed up for my very first half-marathon–the Disneyland half in August, to be precise! Super excited to see your progress and bouncing on the balls of my feet to get mine going, er, soonish. Keep up the awesome pace, and yay for huge tubs of yogurt!

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    • Hi! I’m so sorry I took so long to reply. Erika is pretty awesome, I’m glad we met this way! I totally get getting un-excited about non-food relating things especially when you are looking for food posts, but I’m glad that you get my relatively new-found love for running! So exciting that you are going to be training for your first half, ahh!!!!! I hope you’ll be posting updates on how that goes for you because I am already stoked to hear about how it all goes!

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