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.
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.