Sunday, March 9, 2014

Golden Ears Half Marathon and Free Hats.

Free Hat
In my build up to the big 50 K ultra-marathon in May, I have several smaller races planned because well, racing is fun!  And it is good to be in the scene.

The first of these races was the Golden Ears Half Marathon in Langley.

The course starts with an out and back across the Golden Ears Bridge, followed another out and back amongst the forests of Langley.  There was only about 110 runners, so it was very intimate. And I won a running hat. Score!

This was a hard race.  The bridge sucked the energy out of my legs and all the back and forth amongst the forest paths bit into my finishing time.

I think this was the best half marathon I've ever done, I felt strong throughout, but this was not my fastest.  I ran about a 2 hour-and-4-minute-run, a full two minutes slower than my best, and still four minutes away from my long term goal of running in under 2 hours.

I'll hopefully be able to crack 2 hours on the notoriously fast Scotiabank Half Marathon in June, well after my 50K.

Post Run Fuel
After the race, my lovely wife prepared a killer fruit salad and avocado sandwiches to help refuel my weary legs. Thanks Megin!

These blogs detail my journey to a 50 km ultra-marathon as a fundraiser for the David Suzuki Foundation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

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