Back from the dead
Yonge Street 10km happened this morning and I was able to repeat as the winner, barely. I wasn’t nearly as aggressive (or focused) as last year and hence wasn’t pushing the pace for a fast time. Kip Kangogo seemed to be in good shape, my main concern was to win. There was quite a large group of us at 3km and even still at 5km but by 6km when Josephat started pushing I had a feeling it was going to come down to Kip and I by the way the others looked. I was right. After I surged a couple of times it was just Kip and I with a couple of km to go. With about 500m to go Kip put a little gap on me. I told myself this was fine, just don’t let it get any bigger. It got bigger. With 400m left I really started to doubt that I would catch back to Kip even though I knew I had another gear if I dug deep. With 200m to go I was gaining on Kip and knew that I should plan it so when I passed him there wouldn’t be enough time for him to react before the finish line. I have to pat myself on the back for my tactics.
1 28:35.7 COOLSAET, Reid Hamilton 2 28:36.0 KANGOGO, Kip Lethbridge 3 29:01.2 ONGERI, Josephat Hamilton
This coming week will be a down week for me which means I’ll run about 3 times, all short and easy. On Tuesday my run will be filming some running footage for a video for Shawn Brady’s single “All For the Run.” Check it out, there are some Once a Runner references in the song. After the chill week I’ll have one week of mileage and then I’ll get into the marathon build-up. This week will be nice to completely recharge but I’m really looking forward to the grind and pushing my limits for the Olympics.
I liked this article from the race/recent training/Olympic outlook.
Milne vs Jeroen update: Milne ran a 3:54 mile for second place at the Mt SAC relays. They’re both racing this coming weekend at Stanford, Taylor in the 1500m and Jeroen in the 5000m.