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Great 31km Run - Richmond To Vancouver and Back

I wanted to share a great 31km route with everyone. If you are training for a hilly event, then this is the route for you! Click on the photos below for a more detailed route.
Believe it or not, I have learned that the Florida Marathon is hilly. Hard to believe but true. How hilly? Not exactly sure but it doesn't hurt to train on the hills anyway.

During this run yesterday I was alone with my iPod for about 20kms. I would suggest that this is a busy and safe route to run alone during the day for anyone. There is a bathroom located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park which was about 1/2 way.
During this run I ate a PowerGel every 45mins and had four 8oz bottles of orange Gatorade. I was very happy to have stashed a peanut butter sandwich in my car for after the run. I was hungry!

All in all a great run and I am feeling prepared for the Fall Classic Half Marathon next weekend and my marathon on December 19th.

Happy Training to all!



Comments

Chris said…
Nice run. Those hills in the middle look tough.
Kelownagurl said…
You are SO ready for this race - good luck!

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