Wow, this year has really flown by. I can’t believe it’s mid-December already! It seems like only yesterday I was running in shorts and now I’m wearing three layers and shovelling the driveway. Anyway, as we get ready to say good-bye to 2013, I’d like to look ahead and share my 2014 race goals.
I’ve never been so ready to run a race in my life than I was for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. When I last ran the Scotia Half back in 2011, I had such a terrible experience (i.e. bag-gate) that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to run it again. They must have listened to the complaints because this was one of the most organized races I’ve ever been a part of, and the changes to the course made it even more enjoyable. I’ve ran three races this year and set three new PBs, and with this race I was looking to make it four in a row. Here is my Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon 2013 report.
The day had finally come! After 24 weeks of training, it was time for the 2013 Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon. This was only my second full marathon, but I had pretty high expectations going into the Toronto Marathon. As far as training went, this year felt totally different than last year. What changed? Let me tell you.
It’s race report time! This was my second time running the Around the Bay Road Race and my second race of 2013. My last race, the Chilly Half Marathon, was a great success and this one was no different. I knew from my training that I was going to do well, but I had no idea that I’d do this well on a 30km run. Let’s get started.
This was my second time running the Chilly Half Marathon and the first since transitioning to barefoot running. I was really excited to see just how far my running has come in the last year. I’ve been rocking all of my training runs in Vibram FiveFingers, logging more mileage and eating like a real athlete. Without further adieu, here is my 2013 Chilly Half Marathon race report.