Today my schedule called for me to run 5 km at race pace if I felt like it - with a warmup and cool down as well. With the Run for Japan campaign in mind, I decided to add a bit of mileage to today’s run and submit it to the campaign. In the end I ended up running approximately 10 miles including 5 km at race pace following a warm up and the rest of the mileage being at an easy pace.
If you are looking for an update on the stories I mentioned about the LA Marathon, Joe D’Amico who tried a McDonald’s diet in training hit his goal time of 2:36 while former sumo wrestler Kelly Gneiting appears to have dropped out of the race somewhere bewteen 20-25 km.
As for myself, this past week I signed up for my next race. My next race will be the Minto Run for Reach half-marathon on April 10. The following week I am planning on running the Ottawa Physio Race 10 km. I am hoping these two remaining races before the Ottawa Marathon will help get my legs ready for the marathon. In the process I might also end up beating my personal bests of 1:39:15 and 43:14 respectively.
Don’t forget to enter my book giveaway if you are interested in reading Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi or Run: 26.2 Stories about Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday.