Race Report: Canada Day Road Races 5 km

I have been struggling to find the time and motivation to post on here but I figured a recap of my latest race was as good a time as any to get back into it.

I’ve made a point of running a race on Canada Day most years since I started running. This year I registered for the 5 km race, hoping for a sub 20 minute time. For the first time my 3 daughters were also registered to run, 2 in the 1 km and 1 in the tot trot.

Most years the we have had hot weather for Canada Day races. This year might have been the hottest one so far. It was already 28 C (82 F) by the time we arrived at the race location for 8:00.

The course was an out and back course through a residential neighbourhood. Due to the heat there were misting stations set up along the course and I made a point of running under each one to try and cool off.

Despite the heat it looks like I was able to maintain a steady pace with mile splits of 6:20, 6:20 and 6:23 (just under 4:00 per km) to finish in 19:54.

Since the kids races started after the 5 and 10 km races I was able to hang around the finish line to wait for my daughters to finish their races. It was a perfect way to start our Canada Day.

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