Sunday, August 26, 2012

Midsummer Night’s Run - 15K

I shouldn't wait a week before posting a race recap - I'm having troubles remembering things. Eek!


Rocked out in my new pink Team Sparkle skirt.


I also covered my upper body and face with various forms of glitter- body glitter, glitter eye shadow and three different eye liners – hot pink, turquoise and glitter. I don’t normally apply make-up specifically for a race, but I was going for a sparkle theme so why not?

Met up with my co-worker that I convinced to sign up for this race. He was a bit freaked out by the distance, but left me in his dust after 10 minutes and finished 10 minutes a head of me.

The course itself was great – flat and scenic. It started off hot, but got cooler as the race went on. My cousin was running the 30K and we passed each other on the course – he picked me up, spun me around, set me down and ran off. Bit disorientating, but a nice on-course boost.

The whole starting a race at 6:45 didn’t well for me – I didn’t eat properly throughout the day and kind of paid for it during my run with stomach cramps. Slowed me down quite a bit and I was ready for the finish line. 


Finished in 1hr 53 at a pace of 7:35/km. I didn’t make any of my time goals, but this was still a better pace than my last half marathon (barely – 7:39/km) so I’m hopeful that a 2.5 hour half is still in my near future, but we’ll see.

At the finish line, we were giving aluminum water bottles and giant medals.


I think if I had run the 30K, I would have been disappointed that all 3 distances (5K, 15K and 30K) were all given the same medals, but I’m okay with it. It’s a serious piece of bling and the biggest medal I have!

Things I liked about this race:

  • Course – beautiful. Fabulous views of the sky line.
  • Giant medal
  • Post race party seemed good, but I wanted to head home so didn’t get any food or drink
  • Well organized shuttles that brought me to and from the subway
  • Festive atmosphere – loved all of the people dressed up for the fairy theme.

Things not too crazy about:

  • Time – need to prepare better for an evening race
  • That’s about it.


Will definitely do this race again, maybe with lower expectations and a more elaborate costume.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Midsummer Night's Run Goals

This is one for my bucket list - Midsummer Night's Run 15K.

Very excited and this should give me an indication of whether or not I'm on track for a 2.5 hour half marathon in October.

Goals for this evening:

A - 1 hr 46 min (7:07 pace which is what I need for a 2.5 hour half)

B - 1hr 53 min (7:30 which has been my best pace on my long run)

Overall goal - have fun and sparkle!!!!