Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Mercedes Benz Oakville 10k

So shiny.
Last Sunday's 10k was fabulous, even though I didn't win the year lease on the Mercedes.  The medal will have to get me through the disappointment.

It was a beautful day with sunshine, finally.  Phil, Mel, Steve and I made the trek to Oakville for the 8am race start.  After the previous week's downhill race, where everyone I know got a PR, I was worried I would produce a dismal time failure comparatively, so pretended that Sporting Life never happened and aimed to beat my previous time of 1:04:58.

The course was flat and mostly run through higher end Oakville neighbourhoods.  I was having trouble seeing what my pace was with my contact lenses in.  Getting older sucks!  So I just tried to keep a pace that made me breathe harder but didn't knock me out completely.

And it worked!  I came in chip time at 1:01:39, which is only 9 seconds slower than the downhill race.  Sweet!  So no more excuses -- I can run faster and I WILL beat the 60 minute 10k this season.

The others had a great race too.  Newby runner Steve posted a PR of 1:00:00 after sailing past me, not breaking a sweat, at 7k or so. "Oh, hi Barb..."  Damn.

Restraining order
says 200m, buddy. 
Back off!
Next Sunday I'll be cheering on Phil as he runs the Mississauga Half Marathon.














And the non-running excitement this week included the opening of our fabulous new pool.  THAT was a long winter! This will be nice to jump into after the steaming hot long runs in July.

 Here's the first jump:
video

7 comments:

  1. awe, I missed this one! I kept looking at it and looking at it, and then I picked a race in Kingston on May 1 (that I ended up cancelling) and forgot about it!

    Go Phil!!!

    Advice for Phil, "When you start, don't think of Hazel in Lulu Lemons it will throw off your running!"

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  2. That's awesome time!!!! Congrats :).I really wanted to do the Oakville one too but my injured stabilizer was starting to hurt following the SL 10k so I decided to pass. I really wanted that medal though. It's so shiny :)

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  3. Good job on that PR.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog earlier this week. My running friends are quite an awesome bunch of folks.

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  4. great job!

    and awesome Sporting Life Race. I really wanna do that race next year!

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  5. You will definitely get your goal for your 10k : )

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  6. Dang!!!! I want this medal!! So cute!!

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  7. You're right the Co***om shack is pretty close to H**ters.

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