This morning I finally committed myself to one of the shorter races I had my eye on. I decided to run a Canada Day 10 km race which will take place Monday morning. i can’t think of may better ways to celebrate a holiday than restart the day off with a race.
Though I have not done one the past couple of years of I had a stretch of 3-4 consecutive years of running either a km or 10 km race on Canada Day. It will be nice to get back into that habit this year. As mentioned, it is a great way to start a holiday and let’s face if you are going to run a race on Canada Day Ottawa is, in my opinion, the best place in Canada to do it.
In terms of a goal for this race, I am going to say something that is un characteristic for me. I don’t really have one. Of course I would like to set a pb, which is just under 43 minutes for me, but I am not sure if I am ready for that after taking it easy for most of June.
If I don’t get a pb on Monday I will definitely take another shot at it at some point because the 10 km is a distance I have not really focused on since I started running marathons. The 10 km races I have run in recent years have been used as training runs for marathon training.
Do you have plans to run on Canada Day, or the 4th of July for American readers?