On Saturday was 5 Peaks Chickakoo; I raced the sport distance. The race was amazing. Getting back on to the trail was awesome since, I just came off the Edmonton half marathon. The 5 peaks races are always awesome! So well organized, and super fun. The race course is scenic and fun, I use to hike it when I was really little with my parents. The first 2 km start off super flat and fast then it moves in to rolling hills. A few of the hills gave me a serious run for my money; lots of ups! The course finishes off with about 2 km of flat and slight down which, is nice to come in quickly. I did not run as fast as I wanted too but I was happy to get back on the trails and stay in the middle of the pack. Again, the 5 peaks race directors and volunteers out do themselves!
On Sunday was Run for the lung which, is a race in memory of a girl named Jessie whom passed away from Cystic Fibrosis. Her family is family friends of ours and I work with Cystic Fibrosis Canada so it was a really amazing event. It was a 5 km road race; and I was expecting flat and fast…NAWT two huge hills. The race started off from Original Joe’s in Terwillegar and headed out some direction I do not know which? I was 6th overall and the 2nd woman until about 4km then I started getting a bit of pain and fatigue on my left side so I slowed down a bit and ended up taking 4th for women. I can’t complain about that since I raced the day prior. Overall great event for a great cause!
Now cross-country season is starting so I am working with the head coach to get everything organized for that! It is very exciting that I am a real assistant coach.
My upcoming races are………….dundundun
- Frank’s Wednesday night fall series! yay budday! Best 6 Wednesdays ever AND starting on my birthday!
- Edmonton 21 – 10km on September 18th
- 5 Peaks Devon 7.3km on September 24th
- Victoria 1/2 marathon on October 9th
- Camrose open 5km on October 15th