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Pika2010-05-02 05:15:56 +0000 #1
Hi all- well dh and I just got back from running the half marathon in Vancouver this week- wasn't sure if I should post a new thread or put this under the "running barefoot" thread because.... with my very own eyes, while I was running the the downtown eastside ( where crackheads and heroin addicts abound) i saw a guy running barefoot!!

I ran up to him and asked how long he has been running barefoot- he said for about 2 yrs - I was hoping he would expound more of the virtues of running barefoot but he didn't want to chat

Overall the race went well- pretty much the time I expected, the weather was good for running and best of all I beat dh so he can no longer say his "one day a week training plan" is working for him


The only thing I would have changed is 1) not leaving the stadium thru the airlock- it was terrible- 500+ people jammed in very closed quarters as one garage door thing closed we all waited- ( me impatiently) for the other to open- I had visions of suffocating- yuck!

2) I didn't precheck my garmin 305 and somehow I manged to bring it not charged!!!! dumb dumb dumb- so I had no watch or anything- I had no idea how fast ( or slow) I was running. + the hr monitor chafed me! ouch

oh well I just ran - probably too comfortably- didn't suffer enough for a PB but overall it was pretty good.

It was a nice course after the one climb at mile 8 it really was downhill from there right to the finish and the spectators and bands along the way were great!

Wahine2010-05-02 05:23:53 +0000 #2
Yippppeeeeee Pika!!

Nice work. Kinda funny about the Garmin. I'm surprised, I'd expect your DH to do something like that, not you. I bet he's very proud of your for beating him.

When's the next race?
Pika2010-05-02 05:46:17 +0000 #3
we are in negotiations

I really need to be independantly weathy so I can just have time for all the leisure activities

We have some committments to sailing regattas this year but are hoping to do some more Tri's- should nail it down this week- I am hoping one a month for a grand finale in sept- the grand coulee HIM ???

oops did I say that out loud???
colby2010-05-02 06:29:41 +0000 #4
Good work Pika, congrats on your finish (AND beating your husband, mwahahaha).



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