I could not make the training that night, so Michael from the group, shared with me all the good times that were had for week 8 (thanks Michael!).
Vega gave an amazing talk about nutrition before everyone went jogging down to Ambleside to do the run. The night's focus was on speed and the group ran a straight 800 meter stretch of road 3 times, starting near the west end of the soccer fields and ending before the Spirit trail crosses under the train bridge.
After a cool down run, the group returned to Park Royal and enjoyed water and treats courtesy of Vega and Whole Foods. There were two delicious salads that the staff at Whole Foods provided, one with quinoa and mango and the other with beets and blue berries.
To find out about this week's delicious Vega recipe, click here
It is always great to have a bit of cross training to compliment the fantastic training we receive as a group.
The Chief is a better-known hike primarily because it takes you up the back of a huge rock face that most people see while driving along the 99 highway on their way to Whistler. The hike takes approximately 2- 3 hours to complete and is fantastic cross training for the Grind and also hill running.
Another great week of training and I am really excited about the next week of the Seak the Peek training!
With race day fast approaching, remember to finalize your fundraising. All fundraising money will be going to the BC Cancer Foundation which is the leading Breast Cancer research in BC.
You can help with the fight against breast cancer too by pledging, even ten dollars. Are you interested? Every dollar helps, just click here to pledge.
Have a great week!