What another GREAT week!
I had some great runs, I turned 35 and I ended the week running my first 30k at Around the Bay!
Tuesday: It was SUCH an amazing day weather wise that I couldn't bare to hit the treadmill even if they do have personal TVs. I headed out (from King and Yonge) and ran down to Jarvis to Queens Quay to Spadina and back. It was a tempo run, but I'm not sure I trust my watch because it was kinda spazzing when I asked it to track pace and stuff with all of the large buildings in the big TDot. I have to go with it though, its all I've got. 7k, 38:56
Wednesday: My 35th birthday! As always, I had dinner at my parents before Run Club and my mum came through with my traditional Strawberry Shortcake in cupcake form:
After that, I was ready to tackle a record 9 hills at Thomas Street with the group! 11.5k (9x500m hills), 1:11:51
Thursday: Run club 10k night. I started out pretty quickly with our clinic leader, but quickly reeled it in considering Around the Bay was up on Sunday. 10.19k, 1:04:39
Saturday: I just headed out and ran without looking at the watch much and letting my mind wander. I had watched Spirit of the Marathon on Thursday so I thought a lot about what it would be like when I cross my own finish line on May 6th. 6.29k, 38:16
Sunday: My first 30k run and first Around the Bay. It was a super-amazing day and run! 30.22k, 3:18:12 (chip). Here are some photos:
Whoops! They caught me mid-tweet!
Proof that my silly smile wasn't just a put on when I noticed the cameras.
Our group (minus Anila who finished about seven minutes behind us). L-R: me, Julie, Peter, Peggy, Steph. Paul is squatting.
Total KM: 65.2, Total Time: 6:51:54, Average Pace per KM: 0:06:19
Have you ever entered a race and run it as a training run? Did it end up being one of the most fun times ever? Have you ever text, tweeted, Facebooked or otherwise engaged with people via a mobile device during a race? Can you believe I posted photos of those pit stains?