My 2012: Vancouver Sun Run 10k – Race Report

Hey guys, so its been a while since my last update.  Truth be told my training hasn’t been great for the past 2 weeks – it started with a mini-cold, morphed into Easter weekend and then into the Passover holidays.  I did get in a few swims, one very fast run, a couple of bike rides and finally got out on my mountain bike a few times as well.

To see my training log, click here.  I am updating this site with my training stats as its simply much easier and faster than writing a blog every time I workout.  I guess it does not include my gym / strength training sessions though…

So Sunday was 10k race day – the Vancouver Sun Run is the largest 10k race in Canada, attracting 50,000 runners each year to celebrate the start of the running season and the beginning of decent weather! The route is spectacular, starting in the middle of downtown Vancouver, skirting Stanley Park, following the beach at English Bay, great views across the Burrard Bridge and a fast flat run across Cambie Street bridge to finish in the newly renovated BC Place Stadium.  Definitely a race to consider if you find yourself in this part of the world!

My game plan was to hit 5k around 22minutes (same pace as my triathlon 5k), easy off a teenie weenie little bit until 7k and then build each 1k a little faster into a sprint finish.  Basically it all went as planned, hitting 1k in 4.23, 5k in 22 something and finishing with a new personal best time of 45.30.  Given that I have only been out running 10 times this year, im pretty chuffed with that result.

I wonder what my time would be if I can do more dedicated run training??

Next mini-goal = break 45 minutes

Next larger-goal = hit 40 minutes

I have entered another event in 2 weeks time, the SuburbanRUSH adventure race.  Mountain biking, trail running and mystery challenges await.  Until then… training hard, finish strong.

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One Response to My 2012: Vancouver Sun Run 10k – Race Report

  1. AndrewGills says:

    Congratulations on your PB. 45:30 is a fantastic time for 10km.

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