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Less than two weeks til Moonlight 10k

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Well, it’s less than 2 weeks until the Moonlight 10k and I’m as uncertain as ever if I’ll reach my sub-40 minute goal. I feel good and have trained hard when I’ve been able to; however every time I do a time trial or tempo type run I hover just over 4 min/km and feel just whipped at the end of the run. The 4 min/km barrier is a tough one. My body runs comfortably around 5-6 min/km so I’ve been really pushing it with some speed work over the past few months, trying to get used to that quicker foot speed and heart-pumping pain threshold. I’m optimistic in some regards for the Moonlight 10k. Last year I totally surprised myself with the result, so maybe that will happen again. A bit of adrenaline during the race should help, but there’s also a massive hill in the last kilometer, which is sure to kill any good pace I’ve got going, despite all the hill training I do. All in all I’m excited to see 2500 people running in Lethbidge and all the vibe and good feelings that come with knowing thousands of people are taking a step (or two) towards better health and an active lifestyle. It’s the closest thing in Lethbridge to that big race feel. I can’t wait!

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