This month I was ready… I had done a few more training runs in the weeks since my last race. I was pumped to be running. Again, not sure of today’s early morning start (I’m so not a morning person)…but luckily I stayed over in Toronto so the drive wasn’t too far from Josefina’s house. Josefina had also been doing a lot of running…so when we started this race…we started with a faster pace…I stuck with her to just before the 1km marker, then couldn’t keep up with that pace. I was so surprised when my tracker announced in my ear that my pace for the 1st km was 7:32 (that’s the fastest I’ve been in awhile…)
The really cool thing about this race… is I had a guy that I was able to keep pace with. We basically played leap frog a bunch of times over the course of the race. He’d be ahead…I’d pass him, then he’d pass me…and we’d go on that way forever. Thing I learned today that running with another person…can help you maintain a consistent pace (this guy was so consistent). I was more of a super fast–then have to recover and slow it down for a bit—super fast… kind of person. I need to work on my endurance before picking up the pace. I was stoked to finish this race..but I missed my PR by 25 seconds… there’s always next race to beat that time!
Next Month: Toronto Marathon–doing the 5km while my friend Keenan does the marathon!
2017 quest…13 Races in 2017… (1per month and 2 in September) a baker’s dozen: