I did a little tune-up workout, for this Sunday’s Vancouver Sun Run, in rain, sleet, and maybe even a bit of snow on Thursday. It was shocking. I was frozen, but just put my head down and got through it. I didn’t look at my watch the entire time. Secretly I was hoping Rich might cut the workout short. But, I got through the whole thing without any issues. Funny enough, the weather cleared about an hour after I finished the workout. Rich says a blessing in disguise as the poor weather prevented me from over doing it.
A big big weekend in the running world this weekend. The London Marathon on Sunday, Boston Marathon on Monday. Letsrun has good previews of the elite fields for both races. And of particular interest for Canadians will be the National Half Champs in Montreal and the Vancouver Sun Run (both on Sunday). Also lots of action on the track down in California. Good to see a bunch of young Canadians running well at 1500m and 5000m (Jeremy Rae — 3:41, Cam Levins & Mo Ahmed — 13:44, among others).
I’m trying not to get too excited about London, as I want to be focused on my own race Sunday morning. But, I am very excited about the Boston Marathon on Monday. Particularly because former Providence College teammate Kim Smith is in the race, with a good chance to win. One of the toughest ladies I’ve ever seen run.
The race here in Vancouver on Sunday is going to be very competitive on the men’s side. I’m going to get myself in there and giv’er. Also, cool to see Paula Findlay racing in the women’s elite race. I watched her win the first ITU world championship series triathlon of the season last Saturday in Sydney, AUS. She ran brilliant there, be cool to see her do the same here without having to swim and bike first (I think she was 2nd in this race last year).
Here’s an interview I did the other day with Runnersfeed.com: