On Sunday Heather and I finished the BMO International Half Marathon. It’s a great route that goes around downtown Vancouver and through Stanley Park. The high point of the race is the climb to the top of prospect point which we did this year without having to walk.
I ran along side Heather the full race and we finished together at a chip time of 2:23:50. Not a personal best but it felt surprisingly easy despite the limited training and a tight achilles tendon.
It was quite nice to have the starting line just a few blocks from our apartment. We got a few more minutes of sleep and timed our arrival so that we got to the start line just 10 seconds before they sounded the horn to start the race.
I am already thinking about the next race. But I want to focus on shorter distances and train myself to run at almost twice my current pace. For that I’m planning on making better use of the treadmills for the next month and get my 5K time down to 20 minutes. It’s going to take some serious effort to get there but I know it will feel great.