Calgary Police Half Marathon – Race Report – Condensed Version
I thought Trevor Wurtele’s New Orleans 70.3 Race Report was pretty awesome, so I figured I would give a condensed race report in addition to a long, windy version.
So here I go.
This was my first time at this race, thought why not support 1/3 of the guys and gals who make Calgary the best city in the world. After a quick warm up, I positioned myself where I thought was about my pace. Was I wrong. I spent the next 5k passing runners. No big deal, just keep running I thought. Said hi to Oliver as I passed the hospital where he was born; I miss you buddy.
Passed the Lululemon support tunnel at km 7, high five on both the left and right. Felt like a super star. This guy in an orange shirt was tailing me from km 8 to 10, and I decided to try and drop him from my shoulder. I did, and he stayed there up to the hill at km 14, then passed me on the way up. Along with a couple of others.
Tried to hit it after the hill, but my legs didn’t want to cooperate. In the words of Trevor, “If you want to run with the wolves, then you best stop playin like a puppy.” So I sat back for a little bit, and once my legs felt better, I kicked up the pace and headed to the finish line. Crossed at 1:41:32, right about on my target time.
Need to figure out a couple of things for my next race. Eating before and during the race so I don’t get too hungry 3/4 of the way through, position at the start line, shoelaces, and pacing. Should be pretty easy hey?
Thanked the volunteers, had a blast, and supported a great cause. All before 1000 on Sunday morning.