I got a foggy notion
I’m switching up my first race back. I’m now going to do the Billy Taylor 15km road race in Guelph on April 26th as my rust buster. The reason for the switch is that I want to test myself over a longer distance than 10km. The Mercedes 10km looks like it will be a great event and I was looking forward to doing it but, I am equally looking forward to racing in Guelph.
This week I’ve done two workouts back with Speed River in Guelph. It feels great to be back running with the guys. The workouts keep getting better as I ran 1200’s in 67.xx second pace yesterday whereas one week ago I was running 400’s in 66 second pace (I had relatively more rest for the 400’s than the 1200’s). The longer stuff seems to be more fitting right now as my endurance feels good but the speed is still lacking.
Last night Rob Watson and Kyle Boorsma both ran PB’s over 5000m (13:40 and 13:57 respectively) at Mt. SAC. Taylor Milne also ran the 5000m to build strength for 1500’s later in the season. Eric Gillis will be running the 10 000m in a couple of weeks and from what I gather from his workouts in Flagstaff he’s in great shape.
I can’t wait for Monday’s Boston marathon (to be televised on TSN at 9:30 AM). I’ll be cheering for Ryan Hall and Brian Sell to bring back some glory to American distance running on the famed Hopkinton to Copley Square course. It is the second oldest road race in North America… Around the Bay in the Hammer being number one of course!