My first race of 2014 is just fourshort days away. I’ll be running the Toronto Yonge Street 10K along with thousands of fabulous runners and my fellow Digital Champions. I’ve been working on speed this winter and I’m excited to see what time I can achieve this weekend.
On Tuesday night, I had one of my fastest runs in recent memory. I went for a 6K run with the folks at the Briar Hill Lululemon and we maintained a pace close to or slightly under 5:00 minutes/km. It was tough. But I did it. It gives me hope that a sub-50 10K is a real possibility. And if it’s not, then I know how much work I need to do in advance of the Sporting Life 10K in May.
I plan to run the first half of this race fast, but slightly under my race pace, taking advantage of the steeper downhill at the beginning of the route. Then, if I’m feeling OK, I’ll let it rip in the last 5K and soar across the finish line like a cheetah.
That said, I’m going to try really hard not to get hung up on time. Overall, I just want to have a good run to kick off the 2014 race season.
The weather also looking promising. Double digit temperatures are in store for Sunday! I might only need to wear 1 layer. How liberating!
Good luck to all the runners this weekend! I’ll see you at the finish line.