I don't really have that much to say about this race. It was one of those ones where as soon the race started, things just didn't feel right. I found myself running half marathon pace instead of 5k pace for the middle three kilometers, and I didn't have the mental whatever to push it faster. Which is, probably, better anyway, since my injured leg is still bothering me a bit. Maybe this was just my brain's way of making sure I didn't do something stupid.
Age group place:
Still my third fastest 5k ever, so hey, not bad for a race where I don't think I really gave full effort. I still think I'm capable of running something closer to 24 than 25, but it just wasn't the right night or race. I might take another shot at Canada Day, or I might not. Haven't decided yet.
The race itself is a lot of fun. Great flat course, just big enough to be fun but not so big as to have a lot of hassles with crowds, and the after party at the Sound of Music
(Kim Mitchell!) was very enjoyable (once we eventually found it - that was a bit confusing). Definitely a race I recommend, if you can manage the whole night race thing, which is not my favourite
. Also I wish they gave out medals, just because I like the bling. My husband and I will probably plan to run it again next year as a date night (yes, running a race is our idea of a fun date. Runners, we're nuts).
A few scenes from the race:
|Watching the kid race|
|Here comes the super speedy first place kids!|
|Start line selfie|
|Post race wandering down to the Sound of Music and the pier.|
|Post race party|
|Kim Mitchell is somewhere in the really bright white light. NOT playing Patio Lanterns yet (we left before he got to that song because we were hungry).|
|Skyway. The Burlington Waterfront is really pretty awesome.|
|Post race poutine, because YES PLEASE.|
What restaurant is that poutine from?ReplyDelete
Jack Astors. It probably tasted better than it really was because I was crazy hungry by the time I got it.Delete
Nice result all the same. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Does Kim Mitchell have another song other than Patio Lanterns? LOL Nice date night, guys! A PB and poutine!ReplyDelete
(and congratulations on a great race, even without full effort!)