As mentioned the other day, I ran a 10 km this morning. For a few years running a race on Canada Day was a bit of a tradition but it had been a couple of years since I’d run one. Now that I got back to it this year maybe will become a tradition again.
Having taken it easy for most of June did not really have any expectations for this race. My plan was just to see how I felt once I got going and take it from there. The weather was actually pretty good for racing at this time of year.
In other years it was already hot and humid by the time the race started. It turned out to. Be a hot day today bing fortunately it was still cool when the race started.
Starting behind Parliament Hill the race offered the best vantage point in the country for a race on Canada Day. Once the race got started I got off to a quick start but fel strong and kept pushing hard. I managed to keep a relatively even pace throughout the race. I think the only point where I may have slowed down is when the 10 km first merged with the 5 km runners but that would have only been temporary because I managed to finish fast.
In the end I crossed the line in 41:01 which turns out to be a new pb for me in the 10 km. It was also good enough for 9th overall and 2nd in my age group so it turned out to be a great way to start Canada Day.