On May 8, Mother's Day, it'll be downhill all the way. That's the next race on my race calendar this year: The Sporting Life 10K.
The Sporting Life 10K attracts 25,000+ runners for an early morning run down the heart of Toronto. It starts on Yonge Street a few blocks south of Lawrence Avenue. Close to the Sporting Life store. It's straight down Yonge Street for almost 6 km's before turning west for a flat race to the finish at Coronation Park just south of the CNE. I'm looking for a personal best this year and with a few weeks of running to go I'me feeling optimistic. I'd love to finish around 52 minutes and with a good start that's doable. Just have to keep my mind focused, my legs relaxed and not be distracted by the excitement of the crowd.
Conditions should also be condusive for a great run. We've finally got winter behind us and even though it may be in the low single digit Celsius temperatures at the 7:30 am start, that's a massive improvement from the -7C at the High Park Spring Run Off a few weeks back.
Oh, one more thing: I'll be tracking my progress on Facebook and Twitter with MapMyRun but promise not to post the updates every kilometre. Promise :)
Until next time...