Update

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For unexplained reasons my blog has not been sending emails to those of you who are on the list.  Hopefully it is now working and if you get this there are a couple of posts you may have missed, including last week’s 8k race report.

For now, just a quick update for yet another smaller, local race.  Today we did the boys’ favourite race, Run for the Animals, a fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society.  More details later, but here are the stats.

The boys forgot their watches today and the race used a timing company that I have never heard of; at the moment I can’t seem to find where they post their results online.  But from the kids’ memories – Evan, 5k, 25:36 and Luke, 5k, 29:05.  Two more great times for the kids.  Unfortunately no age category awards, despite the fact the website said there would be.  Evan was 12th overall and Luke was 29th out of just over a hundred runners.

As for me, another PB!  10.2 km in 53:05!!!!  So close to a 52 minute time.  My average pace was 5:12.  I squeaked into the top 10 women as the 9th female to cross the finish line.  Somehow this summer, despite a very casual and relaxed season of running, I seemed to have become faster.  I am not sure how or why, particularly given the fact that most of my weekly runs have been rather slow.  I wonder what would happen if I actually did some speed work?

And today’s other participant, well spectator really, had a great day too.

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9 thoughts on “Update

    1. kristi Post author

      Thanks! I checked it out and they had me in 3rd place with a time of 42 minutes – I wish! All fixed now.

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    1. kristi Post author

      We can give him a pair of bunny ears 🙂
      When I looked back at my splits for the 10k race I saw that I had hit 5k at 25:55! That was my first 25:xx but of course not official since it was in the middle of a race. Maybe one day I will sign up for a 5k…I still find them the hardest races and have done a good job of avoiding them.

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    1. kristi Post author

      One of my favourite medals I think. The only part the boys were a little disappointed in (and maybe me a little too) was that there were no age categories. They definitely would have placed. Otherwise, a very fun day.

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