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Friday, June 7, 2013

Race Preview: Alfie Shrubb 8k

This is a local race I've been meaning to do for a long time, but it's never really jived with my schedule.  Found out today that surprise - it jives!

The race is a tribute to Alfie Shrubb, who set a bunch of records in the early 1900's.

This year, they've expanded from just the 8k to a bunch of distances... too many IMO!  Do you reaaaally need a 5k, 8k and a 10k?  No, you don't.  But whatever, I'll be doing the classic 8k distance and will ignore all the other goofiness.

Am I ready to run 8k?  A little.  I did the marathon 4 weeks ago, my training has been pretty spotty and inconsistent since - lots of biking, with a few runs sprinkled in.  I'll try hold a 4:20/km as long as I can.  This is supposedly a pretty hilly course, so best to just wing it.

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