Fitness Race day Results Running

Great day for a Race

Wow you couldn’t ask for better weather to run a half marathon today. We just finished 3-4 days of steady rain, and the forecast says that it is going to pour rain again for 3-4 days this week. So the race managed to sit right in the middle. I was a little worried at fist about temperatures and how much to wear, the forecast said it was only going to be between 7 and 12 degrees C during the race. I decided to chance it and run cold, so I stripped off my top layer.

The first 3km were pretty cold, but my body soon warmed up and I was good for the rest of the race. I didn’t really break a sweat until about 19 km into the race. I decided this time to really try and hold a steady pace for the whole thing. I felt early on like I was going too slow and wanted to pick up the pace, but I fought the urge and stayed at a nice 4:50ish pace. I knew I wanted to best 1:45:00 this time and that would take some discipline.

The 1:45 pace bunny was in my sights for the first half of the race. During a decent I managed to pass him and stay in front. Once I hit 17km I knew it was really game time. My previous half marathon was good until this point and then I just fell apart. I happy to say that I was able to go non-stop and even increase pace in the last 1.5km. Here’s the timing from the official web-page:

Name PAHL, Ryan
Event Half Marathon
Division M3034
Gun time 01:44:24
Chip time 01:43:26
10KM split00:49:10
Event Placement 370 of 3057
Sex Placement 277 of 1280
Division Placement 51 of 218

I am really happy with my results. My knees are pretty sore as I sit here and type, but otherwise I feel quite amazing right now. It was a good day. A look at my Garmin stats:

21.1 Garmin

Fitness Race day Running

Race Support

I went to cheer on my older brother and help by volunteering on race day today. Once again the weather was less than ideal but it was still a good day none the less. I lent him my Garmin 910XT so that he could track all the great stats of his run and compare it to his IPhone for accuracy, but I didn’t give him good enough instructions on how to work it. So when he turned it on indoors, there was no satellite reception and he did not get proper GPS coverage during the race because it assumed he was using it indoors? Oh well. It was a fun day in the cold and snow none the less. The race season is getting off on a very cold foot, but I know summer is just around the corner.


Cycling Fitness Race day Running Swimming Triathlon

Race day check up

I’m getting a little nervous, my first Triathlon is tomorrow. 500 meter swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km run.Now I know I can easily do the distances, and I entered this sprint distance triathlon as an easy opening to the season. I wanted a simple race that would help me work out some of the bugs related to the sport before I dive into longer distance races. BUT, the weather is not cooperating.

At the start of the week, the forecast didn’t look that bad. But as we get closer, it keeps getting worse. Right now it looks like the race will involve -4C with 20kph winds and snow. NICE!

So far there is no indication that they may cancel the race, more like….bragging rights for suffering through such a soupy mess of nonsense.