The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has come and gone. A great day to race as it was cool but the sun came out and made for an enjoyable day to run. It was a great day to leave it all on the line.
Just a quick recap on the day. My goal time was 3:15:00 and I missed that by 11 mins as I was yet again reminded about just how far 42.2 km really is. I went in to the race ready to take on this time but 2 weeks ago while training on the trail I stepped on a walnut and aggravated a hip injury I had recovered from over the summer. Looks like I’l be headed back to physio to fix this problem before training begins for Around the Bay.
Needless to say an unexpected bathroom break and nagging hip I didn’t make the qualifications for Boston or meet my desired goal. No problem though…keeps me humble and a little hungry to go even lower next time around.
Final finishing time was 3:26:26 which put me in the top 500 our of 4000+ people, 88th in my age group.
I’m thankful that over 4 Marathons now I’ve improved my time by more than an hour. I was 25 min better than GoodLife Marathon in May and 16 min better than my previous PB at Scotia last October. Good news is I’m headed in the right direction.
I have to credit RunCoach for the running plan as well as my trainer Ron Mourra and Fundamental Fitness Conditioning for all of the prep to get ready for the race.
Now to take a few weeks off before hitting the pavement for 3 scheduled races in 2014.
Around the Bay – March 30, 2014
Ottawa Marathon – May 25, 2014
Toronto Waterfront Marathon – TBA