Tagged with racing

Catching Up (Weeks 18-23 of 30)

Catching Up (Weeks 18-23 of 30)

A LOT has gone down since I last swung in here to say hi. So much in fact I hardly know where to start. So here’s the short ‘n’ sweet synopsis. I really didn’t hit any of my mileage targets and I didn’t really do any of my planned workouts… But I did run a bunch of half … Continue reading

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

It’s funny… I’m almost surprised to say I feel great! Especially because I ran the Steveston Icebreaker 8km race today, after running 22km yesterday, and at the end of my highest mileage week thus far in my 30-week schedule. I’d wanted to hit 105km this week, and I easily hit 108km. You might think I’m … Continue reading

Missed My Mark (oh the marathon)

Missed My Mark (oh the marathon)

The marathon. Forty-two point two kilometres. Twenty-six point two miles. It’s a long hike, no matter how you look at it. It’s a great accomplishment, no matter what time you complete it in. One that deserves huge congrats upon crossing the finish line. But wait. What if you cross the finish line in a time … Continue reading

Pretending to Die

Pretending to Die

When I crossed the finish line of the Whistler Half Marathon this past June 1st, I immediately did what I always do when I cross the finish line of any race. I made a face like I was dying. Hubby is a faster runner than me. He is always waiting for me at the finish … Continue reading

How Much do You Want It?

How Much do You Want It?

It was at kilometre 26 that I noticed I was running beside Walter. “Walter!” I said. “Sarah!” he said. “I hate marathons and I’m never running one again” I yelled. Then I did a little freakout – a jump hop and punch the air kind of move. Unfortunately, it really didn’t help anything. Possibly made … Continue reading

It is What it Is (but do Enjoy it)

It is What it Is (but do Enjoy it)

I always get super nervous before a race. I wake up race morning and think, “Ohhhhh, why did I sign up for this race?” and, “Am I ready to suffer?”. Because when you race, you run fast… And when you run fast, you inevitably suffer a little bit (or a lot). I woke this morning … Continue reading

For the Love of Racing

For the Love of Racing

2012 Vancouver Sun Run 10km Race Report I woke this morning with more excitement than I’d anticipated. It was still dark, but I figured it was nearly 5am and my alarm would go off any second. When it didn’t, I got up to check on the time… 2:00am… Geesh. Back to bed but sleep eluded … Continue reading