You got to find yourself another piece of the action
It was announced last night in Guelph at the “Feet and Fuel” talk that myself, Eric and Rob will all be running the 2011 Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16th. I’m excited about running STWM again this year, the goal is to improve on last year’s place and time. TV coverage is slated for this year’s race which surely will be better than last year’s web coverage. Alan Brookes also announced that there will be a $36 000 bonus for the Canadian record ($1000 for each year that it has stood).
In the meantime I’m getting ready for these two half marathons coming up in the next seven weeks (March 20th, April 17th). Training is going as well as can be expected and I’ve been staying on soft surfaces as much as I can to keep my foot feeling good. My friend, Mike Bianchi, reminded me of good dirt roads on the other side of Ancaster that he’s been running on this winter. I’ve hit up those roads, as well as Crawley Rd in Guelph. I’ve also been doing 300m loops on an artificial turf field now that the snow is pretty much gone.
One of my favorite spots in Iten was the Impala Inn, a bar about 100 feet from the HATC. During my trip I only had a couple of beers at the Impala Inn but the atmosphere was great and the locals friendly. The place looks like a house from the outside but rest assured it is a typical bar on the inside except for the lack of refrigeration.