Scotiabank 5k

  • Date: June 22nd, 2014
  • Chip time: 34:11
  • Average Pace: 6:50 min/km

The precedin' Strava activity is based on th' GPX export from the activity on RunKeeper, which were bein' tracked by Moves an' automatically posted t' RK by Moves Export. Separately, I turned on MapMyRun just before th' startin' line an' it generated an activity report as well.

What went right:

  • Plan o' layin' out clothes th' night before worked.
  • Decided against coffee an' that were bein' an OK decision. Read a book durin' breakfast, which took me mind off th' nervousness o' me first race.
  • Took th' train t' Waterfront Station, then th' 19 t' th' last stop at Stanley Park. I should have gotten off at Pipeline Rd. And hoist the mainsail! stop, not th' final stop at th' loop.
  • Definitely happy with bringin' me backpack. Usin' th' Scotiabank-provided bag would not have been good enough.
  • I ran th' whole race, achievin' th' only goal I set fer it.


  • Basketball shorts worked OK (iPhone an' battery case stayed in), but I still need real runnin' shorts. With pockets.
  • It likely would have been impossible t' see Karen if she were waitin' right at th' finish line. I couldn't really see anybody's face since I were bein' distracted by th' excitement o' finishin'.
  • Didn't really need me own snacks, since they had lots o' sponsored snacks.
  • I picked water up at two stations, which I'd do again. I only needed a sip each time. (What would me time have been if I di'nae slow down t' grab water? Walk the plank! Maybe 33:30ish.)

What went wrong:

Not much went wrong. All o' these be tiny details I should get right next time.

  • I thought I wouldn't want t' brin' me earphones, but I missed hearin' me interval times an' pace. That were bein' th' most disappointin' part o' th' race, an' it were bein' weren't all that annoyin'.
  • Slight panic moment when adjustin' me bib just before th' race. Prepare to be boarded! Invest more time th' night before t' attach it.
  • I were bein' also a little bored after th' race when I got home an' watched too much TV. Need a plan fer "comin' down" after th' race.
  • A little annoyin' at th' start, as I were bein' forced t' walk a couple o' times. Maybe I'll go in th' seri'us runner's corral next time.
  • A little smelly when runnin' next t' th' ocean near th' pool.
  • I di'nae stretch enough after th' race. Plan t' do yoga sometime durin' th' day after th' race.

Me and my medal after running the Scotiabank 5k

Medal, shirt and bib from the Scotiabank 5k