In an effort to beat the larger crowds tomorrow and Saturday I went to pick-up my race kit tonight. As you can see from the picture above this year’s shirts are unique. I am not sure what I think of them yet although I don’t have any purple running gear so maybe it will grow on me over time.
Other than buying an assortment of gels for Sunday I did not spend much time looking at the deals on offer at the expo, that is probably a good thing as I don’t really need more running gear at this point. Now that I have my bib and timing chip I am all set for Sunday. Now that the race expo is out of the way I’ll focus on trying to get as much rest as possible tomorrow and Saturday.
On my way to the expo I made a quick detour to one of the downtown running stores to meet Canadian Olympian Eric Gillis and had a few minutes to talk to him about his training leading up to the Olympic marathon in London. For those who are not aware, Canada did not have any men’s marathoners at the last two Olympics. This year’s Olympic marathon will be more exciting to track because three Canadians were able to meet the qualifying standard and it was nice to get to meet one of them and wish him good luck.
I know I mentioned above that I don’t really need new running gear at this point but I did get a chance to check out the new red Canada version of the New Balance 890 and they are pretty cool.I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a pair!