Around the Bay 5K Goals #ATB

Hey all!

It has been a crazy couple of days. Between teaching a math class (LOL) to the province-wide literacy test, work has been nuts. I am on my way to Toronto in a few hours (we are taking the train) and will run in Around the Bay 5K. I feel like I’m missing a big party by not doing the 30K, but maybe next year!

My Goals for Around the Bay 5K:

A+ Goal – Sub 25:00 and place top 3 in my category

I think that there is good potential for a sub 25:00, but cracking the top 3 for my age group is the big goal. Looking at last year’s results, it is possible, but will be tight. I’m not sure what the competition will be like this year since the numbers of people running in the race is smaller.

A Goal – Sub 25:00

This could definitely happen if everything works out 100%. I think the weather will be fine for me. The course is downhill for the second half and really, my pacing seems to show that I can hold 5:00 or even less for 5K.

B Goal – Sub 26:00

Sometimes, things happen – and I think that even with an opps moment or two, I can run 26:00.

C Goal – Finish sub- 28:00

I went sub 27:00 last year, and ran a whole heck of a lot less, so really, unless I have to make a completely random pit stop or something or something wonky happens – I should hit 28:00.

Things I am considering (still):

– Outfit. I packed two outfits: capris, leggings, long sleeved shirt and a tank top with arm sleeves. No idea what I’m actually going to wear.

– Shoes. I will be bringing both my racing flats and my usual Mizuno wave Inspires.

Throwaway layers – I’m going to have to find some cheap layers! There is no bag check and I think I’m going to leave a bag lying around like everyone else. I also have a Ottawa marathon contact who said I can leave my bag with the group.

Music – I rarely run with music these days but I have packed the iPod shuffle. I have a playlist that is exactly 26 minutes long loaded up. 

Anyways it should be a great race on Sunday – I’m looking forward to racing and hopefully get to meet some running friends! I will be at the expo in the afternoon tomorrow and at the race early to say hi!

Let me know if you are racing! 

This is my photo from last year – don’t dress like this! I didn’t even bring my jacket! 


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  1. Kristi

    Best of luck and have fun!

    I’ve got two pairs of shoes with me here in Prague too. I’ve made my final decision based on which pair felt more comfortable on cobblestones. Asics won.
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  2. AM

    Good Luck!

  3. Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Good luck!! You will do great. I always run with music but never race with music, is that weird!?
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  4. Nicole

    Run with the wind, you speedy lady!!! Good luck!!

  5. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    Good luck!
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