SUMMER RUNNING INTO YOGA

This weekend July 10th will kick start a series of FOUR Running Into Yoga Workshops held at YYOGA FLOW location. You can sign up online or at any of the YYoga locations. The workshop is geared towards all levels of runners. Bring a friend and come out for a Run in the Sun!

I can’t believe a week has passed since the Scotia Bank Half Marathon It was a beautiful morning for the race. The race start was a early 7am. It was a competitive field lots of fast women. My plan was to keep pace around 3:50/km-3:45. I felt great through 5km, but when I got to 8km I had a little rough patch. It is a big down hill to 10km where I focused on relaxing and keeping my legs moving smoothly. I had another rough patch from 12km-15km. That is where I saw Josiane limping off the the course. The cheers through Kitsilano gave me a bit of a lift especially from Kate, Laura, and John Hill. I heard John say “stay relaxed and keep your head up.” Once I got over the Burrard Bridge I had 2km to go and felt myself pick it up a bit. I ended up finishing really strong. 11th female 1:21:45. I did want to break 1:20 but that was what I had on that day. I know it is going to happen really soon!

I am excited to race a few shorter races this month. I have a 10km, 5km, and 8km coming up. I am being coached by Kathy Butler now and am looking forward to working with her. Kathy is a amazing athlete. She has competed in two Olympics and is still running professionally. Kathy is doing online coaching and I will be posting a link to her website soon. You can also check out some of Kathy’s Eco Friendly Baby Clothing Line So Cute!