Another weekend, another race

It was a good day for a race. The sun was out and the wind kept away until after the race.  Very well organized.

The second half was very fast since it was unrelenting downhill with 6-8% slopes for most of 3k straight. Of course that meant the first half was miserably slow. 4k up, 7k rolling hills, 4k down. 200m vertical over 15km.

The setting was our massive city park which is mostly grassland, and is the highest point in the City so we had amazing views of the Rockies on this clear day. 

I paced my daughter to her longest run ever.  So proud of her. She can sure stick to something if she puts her mind to it. At 14, she was the first / only under 19 out of several hundred runners. 1:28 for 15k. My 12 yo came in second in the 10k (in her age category). Amazing kids.

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Calgary MEC Run Series

Author: Kevin

Just a trail runner in Calgary and beyond

3 thoughts on “Another weekend, another race”

    1. My daughters started a little younger than that but 8 is a great starting point. I was lucky that they rarely thought it was a chore to run. They enjoyed the runs they did for school meets and gym class. The challenge is to make sure they keep having fun at it by throwing in different types of running, terrain, distances, mud runs, and just all out sprints. For my 6-8 year olds, running was mostly to get ready for soccer season because they love soccer a lot more than just plain running. Keeping them active, whether they run our not is one of my goals.

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