I ended the 2010 race season with a 5k as part of the Toronto Women’s Run Series, in Sunnybrook Park at the end of October. I hadn’t run a 5k (on it’s own) in a long time and I wanted to see what I could do. I didn’t really train specifically for this race or recover from my previous races and my body was itching for some time off, but I knew I could handle one more race this year. I crossed the line in 22:28 thinking the only thing fun about a 5k event is that it is done in 22 minutes. Those intense efforts really hurt.
After coming back from Budapest I decided to run my 4th and 5th half marathons of the year, 3 weeks apart (Scotiabank and Goodlife) to support my runners from the Running Room Half Marathon clinic. I had trained minimally for these events, despite leading the clinic, as my focus had been on the 10k distance due to my triathlon 3 weeks earlier. It was fun to finally run a race not for time but to encourage and support those trying to meet their goals.
Looking back over the year I completed a record high 13 races, including 5 half marathons, and 5 triathlons, achieving at least 4 new personal best times. I declare 2010 a great success!