This past Sunday was the Toronto 10 Miler, a race none of my friends had done before. It starts/ends in the very cool distillery district in Toronto. Mmmm beer…
Going into the race right up until about we hit the start line, I wasn’t sure what my game plan was going to be – training run or PB it. For whatever reason (ahem – stress, no sleep, clusterf*ck week) I wasn’t feeling the best but decided that I was going to go for it.
And I am glad I did. I had a 5+ min PB to come in at 1:47. Lots of room for improvement but I was very happy.
We had our awesome sherpas/photographers in the hubs and friend/coach Mari.
Mari is also a great photographer to get me looking somewhat ‘good’ post race:
In the Olympic tradition, Mari got shots of all of us biting our medals. The hubs commented that not only did I bite it but I was anger at it. Need more practice apparently…
The might five who had a blast.
The only thing I wish I had done differently?
The MoBot at the end..
Overall race thoughts:
-good route – flat with downtown, industrial and park sections. No shade so when the sun was out, it was HOT. I lost a lot of electrolytes out there…
-race day kit pick up – YES!, corral starting, great start/finish area and lots of food post race.
Volunteers and race organization: Fantastic. On course, there were tons of aid stations that were well manned and fully stocked. The kids who gave out the medals were amazing – they were cheering and yelling for all the finishers and I must have had about 10 Hi5’s before I even got to the end of the line. Awesome.
-I saw someone running in jorts. (jean shorts) While I am happy to see people out running…running shorts can’t be that expensive where you’d run in jorts are they? Can you imagine the chaffing?
- I have never seem so much LuLuLemon in my entire racing career.