Well...felt really good this morning. Woke up at 4:00am the make the 1:45 trip to London. Got there in Plenty of time to register and use the facilities before the big lines started. I had time to warm up and was pretty excited to start.
I was feeling good. 1st few miles were right on cue 8:00 miles. Then came the hills. As someone described them as gently rolling, I thought they were more like mountains. Windsor is very flat , London is not. It is not that I ever felt terrible but I had a hard time judging my pace (even though I had my Garmin on) I slowed on the hills and when I finally saw a down grade the wind was right in our face.
I walked all of the aide stations which took some time off . There were a couple of hills that I walked on also. In the end Garmin beat me by 8:40. I was a bit off pace but reasonable happy with my run considering the longest run I have done this season so far has been 13 miles. I could have been way more prepared and realize that following a plan would have been beneficial.
I was a perfect morning for a run the weather couldn't have been nicer other than the wind. The race in my mind was very well organized and I had a great time.
I had another Blogger encounter. Today I met ALI. She is just as funny in real life and it was really great chatting with her and putting a face (other than a profile picture) with the Blog!
I have to give a shout out to our Friend Dawn who qualified for Boston today at the Mississauga Marathon!!!!