Surrey International World Music Marathon – Half Marathon – Race Recap

Last weekend I also ran in the inaugural Surrey International World Music Marathon, on Sunday.  Yes, I did a Half Goofy on the weekend.

The short version :

The SIWMM 2012 was a fantastic event on a beautiful day, and they exceeded my expectations for a first time race!  Everyone I know, really enjoyed the course, had a great run, and would definitely consider running the race again next year.  I personally ran my fastest, and funnest half marathon, so far in my “running career”.

Spoiler alert : I finished in 1:47:29, which is a 7 min PR for me!!

Now, for those of you who want to read the long version, here it is :

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Month of June Training Recap

Ooops…since I didn’t have a “goal race” I was training for, I didn’t do my weekly training logs, and now here we are at the start of July, and I’ll have to recap the whole month of June!

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Just how Tough is the Mudder??

Well, to start off, I have to say that I had a blast!  This race was a ton of fun, and even though it took most people 3-6 hours, almost everyone finished with a huge smile on their face, great memories, and a feeling of accomplishment!

Team Warrior Mentality at the start

Does that mean that this is the “toughest event on the planet?”

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Mudder Monday

Yesterday after work, Cath and I headed to the local playground to do a Tough Mudder XFit type workout.

We choose a hill that was about 150 m from bottom to top, and had a decent steepness to it.  We jogged to the bottom, and started from there.  We did a hard push up the hill, and then did 10 push-ups, and jogged back down to the bottom. We repeated this 10 times.

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Month of May Training Recap

I can’t believe May is *almost* over!!  I didn’t do my weekly training logs, this month was relatively low in the training aspect, I focused on recovering from the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 6th before getting back into HC workouts.

So, I decided to give a month long recap instead…

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Tender Knee this Sunday!

I’ve been debating back and forth on registering for a Run the North Shore event this Sunday.  There are 2 routes, the longer is somewhere between 20-25 kms (Iron Knee), and the shorter route is around 12 kms (Tender Knee).  The course is almost all downhill, with a killer hill thrown in for fun!

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