Today was another 4 miler and a personal best at that!! We’re still adjusting to Atlantic time so instead of being up by 7:30 and ready to run by 9:30 am, I got up around 11am and ran shortly before 1 p.m. The time change is a killer! I also wasn’t sure how my RunKeeper would take to being in Cape Breton (the last time we were here, the GPS wouldn’t work.) But it worked wonderfully. I’m happy I don’t have to drive around trying to figure out distances..
The run was pretty good. It rained a bit in the beginning, but stopped and then I had a nice breeze. I forgot how narrow the shoulders of the road were so I had to run in the grass when some people drove by – almost got clipped by a guy who was too busy gawking and not watching the road; hit the puddle for that one! I absolutely hate the turnaround points in any run, so I found the first km afterward tough, but once I got back into my stride I was good. I finished strong and I believe my best pace was around 4:15 at one point – and for longer than a few seconds!
Other than that, it has been terrific to be home in Cape Breton. I came in the door from my run to delicious homemade tomato soup and rye bread – I do not want to go back to Calgary! 🙂 Despite the humidity, there is absolutely nothing better than running in Baddeck, by the Bras d’Or Lake!
- Distance: 6.40 km
- Time: 38:32
- Pace/km: 6:01
- Best pace: 4:15