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Back into the swing

April 1, 2013

I have been back from Dubai for a week. Yesterday and today I have felt like I am coming down with something, cold? flu?. Went to bet at 9:00pm last night, took two naps today. It is possible this is a reaction from the Hep A&B vaccine I got last Thursday? Not sure??

I sure hope it is not going to turn into anything!! One month till Vancouver BMO Half Marathon!! No time to get sick! Training in Dubai was not so great…ran a few times outside, and once on the treadmill. Nothing impressive for sure. I am sure running early in the morning will be better than mid-morning, but with the time change and jet lag, we were not getting up very early.

Last weel I ran two four milers and 6.7 on Saturday. My second 4 miler was really good. My splits were: Mile one – 13:11, Mile two – 12:18, Mile three – 12:21, Mile four – 11:42. Love that last split!! I would count that as a tempo run…for me!! I do wish I could run faster, maybe when I am not training for a half marathon, I can concentrate on speed.

Saturday was a lovely day, 48 degrees, sunny and the perfect day for running. Here are my mile splits:

Avg Pace
Summary 1:29:17.6 6.73 13:16
1 12:28.4 1.00 12:28
2 12:49.7 1.00 12:50
3 13:01.8 1.00 13:02
4 13:39.5 1.00 13:39
5 13:23.2 1.00 13:23
6 12:55.9 1.00 12:56
7 10:59.1 0.73 14:58

I was trying to keep it slow, found I had to walk to keep the pace around 13 min. Maybe that means I am getting faster!

I am really hoping I don’t burn out before the Half Marathon! I do feel really tired…Trying to take it easy and not over do it…not getting any younger!!

Here are some pictures from Dubai…miss it already!!

We took a short tour of the Bastakia section of old Dubai  Love the architecture

We took a short tour of the Bastakia section of old Dubai Love the architecture


Wind towers capture the wind and ventilate the houses


Small lanes, a maze of “streets”


beautiful buildings


Wind tower


Colors in the market. not sure what these are used for, perhaps dye for fabric.


Lovely coffee shop!! Great iced coffee!

More pictures next time!!

Grandma Cindy

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2013 9:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I love the wind towers, what an ingenious idea! 🙂 Sounds like you really like it there! How long will you stay when you move?

  2. April 1, 2013 11:04 pm

    It’s a wonderful place to live! The tradition mixed with the new and shiny make it such a fun place!

  3. April 28, 2013 12:11 am

    That coffee shop does look beautiful. I would love to visit Dubai.

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