I just did the 10 km race of the Calgary Marathon yesterday. I got a time of about 49 minutes, which gave me a placing of about 250th out of the 1450 participants. I was shooting for a time closer to 45 minutes, but I’m not complaining. It was the first time I ran a 10 km for the year and also the first time I’ve run over 5 km continuously this year. Thinking back, I think this was actually only my 5th time out running this year. That, coupled with my focus on cycling and a 7:30 am start time makes it an okay result.
My lack of running time this year definitely made me hurt after the race. My legs were stiffening up and I was absolutely drained. I also had to visit the porta-potty really badly because all that jostling up and down had now liquefied the solid brown stuff in me that didn’t want to come out before the race.
I was also planning to do a 10 am, 80 km cycling club ride the same day but there was no way I was putting out any serious power from my legs. I would be left behind by the club in the first 10 minutes of the ride. I decided it was best just to ride my bike home and sleep.
Any one else do one of the Calgary Marathon races?