Under Armour Spring Run-Off 2022

Date: April 9th, 2022
Chip time: 40:05.0
Strava moving time: 40:16

What went right: Almost everything

Overall it went very well. I'm really happy with how the run went, and it makes me want to do more races this year.

  • I didn't walk much of it! That was a surprise. I didn't think I trained enough (still true), but the adrenaline of racing with a large group got me at least to the 4th km before I started feeling gassed.

What went wrong: Minor things, in the end

  • I got to High Park a bit too early, so I killed time reading a book in the subway station, but it's better than getting there too late.
  • I had a bit of the pandemic jitters, first race in over two years, and without having done a virtual race in the meantime.
  • I started training too late in the year to feel like I was ready. That said, the Couch-to-5k program is really effective.

Pre-race selfie, of a white guy with a greying beard, wearing glasses and a Vancouver Canadians hat.

The starting line of the Under Armour Spring Run-Off in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, held on April 9th, 2022.

Official website: https://canadarunningseries.com/spring-run-off/