Yesterday, my running buddy S and I ran the Kingston Breakfast Run. it was actually a really good race. Meant to be another training run in preparation for the Edinburgh and San Diego races. The goal was to run the 8 miles in half marathon goal pace. Check!
The day started off with S and I wondering if we belonged into this race… I don’t think I have ever been to a race where I couldn’t spot a Superman, a running banana or someone in a pink tutu. Everyone looked super fit and super athletic. There were a lot of running club jerseys. It was a little bit intimidating… at first.
Then the start went off and S and I got going. We comfortably stuck with the running club crowd falling into an easy pace. I was surprised how easy the run seemed. I averaged a 10.08 minute/mile pace, but felt I had a lot more power in me. In fact, this was actually a faster pace than last week’s 10k. As we crossed the finish line, S and I definitely knew: We belong!
A mark-down on the race is that there were no port-a-potties on the route. It was a 8/16-mile race running the 8-mile course either once or twice.
That seems to be quite a distance for not providing loos. The other thing I wasn’t too impressed with was the water-stops. There were 2 on the route, but they were just too close to each other. It felt like they were close to mile marker 4 and 5. That just didn’t help with hydration.
On the plus, the route was great. Flat. It was very well organized (bar the missing toilets and the water stops) and the Whole Foods goodie bag wasn’t too shabby.
No medal though, but a mug as a commemorative trophy.
13 days to go to the Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon! YEAH!