|the gorgeous Vancouver harbor -- this is what you're seeing as you race around the Seawall!|
I finished the race ecstatic. My Nike Fit app told me I'd run the race in an 8:28 pace -- a huge jump in pace for me, although it was flat and I was pushing myself so I thought it made sense. But then it said I'd run more than 6 miles, which seemed odd since the race was only 5.9 miles (9.5km). Turns out the app was totally off -- .75 miles off, to be exact -- and I only ran a 9:19 pace.
|#uglyracepic at the 3/4 point|
|turns out I did not, in fact, get to this point in 8:28 miles|
|AND I got to run it with my parents -- a great race all around!|
|props to Running Room for a great race!|
The race was so well run (pun!). Not only did the post-race treats include bagels, bananas, juices, yogurts, and candy, but there was also a stand with free hot soup. As finishers came through the finish line, an announcer would note their name and home, saying things like "and here comes Missy Dee, with us from Burnaby, so all three of the Dee family has now finished!" I guess that would be difficult to do in a giant New York race (there were only 862 racers), but it was such a nice touch.
|bananas, bagels, yogurt, and a bunch of different fruit juices|
And another post-race indulgence occurred after lunch: shopping! We dropped by the original Lululemon store in Kitsilano (a neighborhood in Vancouver's west side) because my mom wanted running leggings. Clearly, the race inspired her. I may or may not have also purchased another cool racerback tank (it's striped!! How can I resist stripes??) and an exciting pair of run gloves (exciting because they are also striped).
|the original Lululemon store! pilgrimages required when in Vancouver|
Has anyone else's Nike Fit app or Garmin ever been totally wrong about a race distance/time?