Today was the 2011 Edmonton Canadian Derby Marathon! I ran in the half-marathon which, is 21.1 km.
It was a nice day out today, no rain, or wind, but got hot-ish at around 9 am. My race was not what I wanted it to be; signing up for the race I was aiming to run a 1:50. Then approx two weeks ago I tore my quad training and it has been acting up since then. So starting the race I paced the first 10k out to run a 2 hour half marathon and it was going well I was right on the money. But at approx 12 km my quad really started to act up so I had to scale down quite a bit. I ended up running a 2:20. That was a bit disappointing for me because I know I could have run a 2 hour race injury free. But it is over now so there is nothing more I can do but keep training and take care of my quad. Road racing also is not my forte if you will; but the distance is good training.
At the finish
I am super pumped for next weekend to get back on the trail; Saturday I race 5 Peaks Chickacoo sport (7.3 km) and on Sunday I race a 5km road race for Cystic Fibrosis.