This morning, at our (relatively) new gym at CrossFit North Vancouver, we ran our first 5k.
I was excited. And you can only get how excited I was if you knew the old run course that we did for a timed 5 kilometer "race."
Have you ever biked or run down to Deep Cove - like, all the way down to the end of the road at the turnabout. Then turned around and come back OUT of Deep Cove ... trying to run for time? Yeah, I think I broke 20 minutes on that run once (20 minutes is decidedly NOT fast for a 5 k run).
So our new route was not only fairly straight, but most definitely flat (or at least flattish).
|The new 5 km course runs out-and-back along Dollarton Highway|
Now, granted, this still isn't a spectacularly fast 5 km time (certainly not my PR for a road race), but taken as a pure training run (and in this case, after just having front squatted 215 lbs) it was pretty damn exciting.
And I got to run in some brand new Pearl Izumi running shoes (more on that in a couple of weeks :)
|The Pearl Izumi Road N2 shoes : Project EMotion|