Midsummer night’s run, Toronto, August 16, 2014.
This may have been a bit of poor planning on my part. I got home from 6days in Vegas just over 24 hours ago. I should be in detox, not at a race.
I digress. This race is an evening run and a Toronto classic. My preferred form of torture: 15k. Other choices included 5k and 30k.
I did this race last year, though the route was different and required a ferry trip to get to the start/finish. My time was 1:33:20ish, and my out-loud goal was to beat it. My secret goal was to get under 1:30:00. And this year’s time? 1:30:02. Whamp-whamp. I gotta buy me one of those fancy watch contraptions so I don’t miss my goals by 3 seconds.
My favourite part of this race was the hairpin loop from the around the 6k to the 10k point; as you approach the turnaround, the faster runners are on the same path, on their way back, and vice versa once you’ve turned around yourself. It was like a runner’s fashion show! Second favourite: not waiting 2 hours to get on a ferry to go home. Much appreciated, Team Midsummer