March 2013: Spring Run-Off 8K

Race Stats
Date: March 24, 2013
Distance: 8K (5 miles)
Pace: 8:54 min/mile
Finish Time: 44:49
Overall Place: 414/891

After the big production that was the Disney Princess Half Marathon — all the travel, the many hours working on my costume, et cetera — I was looking forward to stretching out my legs with a shorter race closer to home.

This was my second time running the Spring Run-Off 8K, with its beautiful course around Stanley Park. Last year, I took it easy, keeping pace with my new-to-running husband. This year, we agreed to start the race together but each running it the pace that felt comfortable.

Spring Run-Off 8KSpring Run-Off 8KThe Spring Run-Off begins with a nice gradual slope from the Stanley Park Pavilion down to the Seawall but it also means a nasty uphill push for the final half-mile to reach the finish line.

Funniest moment of the race was overhearing a pair of locals grumbling about all of these annoying runners clogging up the Seawall. Yes, it must be very difficult for you. (Reminds me of the time I was cheering on runners during last year’s SeaWheeze Half Marathon, and a little old lady walked her dog right into the crowd of runners. As a volunteer tried to politely ask the woman to move to the side lest any runners trip over the leash, the woman snapped “Well, I pay taxes and you don’t!“. Oh people!)

Compared to last year’s Spring Run-Off, I shaved just over 15 minutes off my finish time. Woo-hoo!

Check out the Garmin activity report for this race.

Next up? Going for gold at the Game of Life 5K, in support of the Commonwealth Games.


About Erin

Bookworm, word nerd, grammar geek. Small town girl, living in a lonely world. Running a race-per-month in 2013.
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