Saturday, April 12, 2014

17 seconds

I set a new PR today for a timed 5k by a whopping 17 seconds!

route from Lung Association of Nova Scotia on Vimeo.

This is only the 2nd time I've run a chip timed race.  I had no expectation of even being close to my time from last summer, so I was very pleased when I got home and found out my official chip time of 41:59.  This was also the first race where they "corralled" runners based on their estimated finish time.  30-40 minutes was the slowest option, with the walkers lining up behind us.  I felt better knowing there were walkers, since I figured I would at least be able to stay ahead of them and not finish last.

The day started out cold and pouring with rain.  I figured it was going to be a miserable wet run, but about an hour before the start, the rain cleared up, the sun came out and it was beautiful out.  This was a great course to run, mostly all along the waterfront.  It was very flat which suits me just fine. I love that I live in such a beautiful city with such great places to run.

So I have another race in the books and I feel pretty great about it.  I'm still on the fence if I'm going to run the 5k or the 10k in June, but I'm mostly not sick now and I can start training a bit more, so I'll have to decide soon.

I loved that our race bibs had our names on them.  All the volunteers and other runners would shout out personalized encouragement and as I crossed the line the announcer was calling out my name!


  1. Andy you rock! For you to keep going and even shave time off your record, even if it's just 17 seconds, that's amazing in my book! Glad your run was a successful one! I hope to one day join the ranks of runners, but not yet. But you are definitely my inspiration! You go girl!

  2. Bravo, Andy! Hope I can join you on a run when I get there. You'll have to slow down to a crawl for me! roxo