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.
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.