A Week in Florida

Getting the runs in while on vacation is always tough. We’re in Florida for eight days and with four days at Disney parks, and another few days down in Naples, it was going to be a challenge to get in the usual five runs a week.

img_0135I snuck in the fist 6km on the Tuesday we arrived. The Disney resort has a nice running trail that’s about 2.75km but just about 6km if you double back around on the last section.

Wednesday I was scheduled for 10km and I skipped this run since we were spending the entire day at the Magic Kingdom. Such is life.

Thursday morning I got in the planned 8km on the trail before we went over to Animal Kingdom for the day. Ginny got out on the run with me too so it was nice to have someone to wave to every so often.

Saturday was checkout day, but we both snuck in another run and that meant the usual Saturday 6km for me.

Long Hot Sunday Run

That brings us to Sunday. With a 29km run scheduled, I mapped out a nice route from our place in Naples down to the Gulf and back. It was already 19ΒΊC when I set out at about 8:00 A.M. and it just got warmer from there.

That beats running in the cold…sort of. Truth be told, I really don’t like hot weather running and this one was a bit of a slog for the last 5km or so. But things could be worse, right?

Fitting in runs when travelling is always tough, so to be able to get all but about 10km in is a good accomplishment. I’ll still easily clear 200km for March. After today’s run Strava says my fitness score is 67 which is higher than I was even after the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May. Training is going well.