I’ll know my name as it’s called again
June 27, 2010
I finished up my first week of marathon training. This week I stepped up the quantity and not the quality. I ended up with 180km and two relatively easy workouts. Wednesday I did a stinkin’ hot 45 minute tempo around 3:25/km with Gillis and some of the Speed River guys (who did 30 min) and then Saturday Gillis and I did 15 X 2 min with 1 min rest. This week I’ll keep the quantity the same and step up the quality, mainly due to racing 10km on Tuesday evening (press release below). Even though I brought the mileage up I think my legs are still pretty fresh and should be ready for the race on Tuesday evening.
Scotiabank Waterfront marathon had a press release this past week about Gillis, Loiselle and me running the September 26th marathon. And then SpeedriverTFC.com had a few follow-up questions on video.
Subaru of Hamilton Niagara Running Series Presented by Merrell
Coolsaet could break the Kenyan dominance at the Tim Hortons Peachbud 10k
Canadian Marathon Champion Reid Coolsaet has entered the Tim Hortons Peachbud 10k on Tuesday June 29th in Grimsby. This year is the 30th anniversary of the race and Kenyan’s have dominated the men’s race for the last 10 years. Reid has the potential to break that string. Reid will be in tough as there are several excellent runners entered including Josphat Ndeti , Giitah Macharia of Kenya and Lemma Debelu of Ethiopia who have all run under 29 minutes for 10k.
Over the last 10 years some amazing Kenyan runners have run the race including Joseph Kamau who was second at the Boston Marathon and one of the fastest 10k runners of all time , Gorge Kipketer and Kibet Rutto who set the course record last year in a time of 29:00. Coolsaet who resides in Hamilton has won the national championships at cross country, the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, marathon and has represented Canada at the world championships at both cross country and track. Coolsaet upset a strong field of Kenyan runners in 2005 in another Subaru Niagara Running series race the Tim Hortons Casablanca Classic in a record time that still stands.
This has the potential to be one very exciting race and with the new route going through downtown Grimsby hopefully there will be a great crowd of spectators to watch this memorable race.
The women’s race will feature two time winner Josianne Aboungono from Toronto and Aynadis Bedada of Ethiopia . Both the men’s and women’s fields are expected to get stronger as the race draws near.
Over 1,200 runners have entered this years race so far. The race is held in support of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation and this year another special feature will have eleven time Ironman Champion Lisa Bentley starting last in the Subaru Charity Chase. This is a wonderful contribution to the community by Lisa who is sponsored for every runner she passes along the way by Subaru of Hamilton , Merrell and Dundee securities the proceeds will be donated to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.