CIM race report

By December 9, 2010News

CIM race report

I’ve had a few days to reflect on the race now, and am still very satisfied with the result. I’m not sure I would have changed anything, even if I could have. Below is my account of the race and the few minutes following the race.

The Sweet taste of Success

The Sweet taste of Success

The race started at 7:00am on Sunday morning. This was probably my only complaint about the entire race experience. We were up at 4:00am. I sleepily made my instant cream of wheat and forced it into me. I can remember thinking how happy I was that this was the last bowl of cream of wheat I was going to need to eat for at least a month (I found it, as opposed to oatmeal or toast or cereal was the most ‘stable’ in my gut while running. I had eaten it pretty religiously for breakfast before training 4 or 5 days a week. Problem is, it’s probably the most boring, bland food in the world). But at the same time I was excited that finally the culmination of all the training was here.
The course was point to point, and our hotel was near to the finish, so this meant for some logistical issues before the race. We (the 5 of us from Vancouver that travelled down together) rented a car for the weekend and decided we would drive to near to the start, instead of having to sit on a school bus for 45minutes with swarms of nervous runners.

Read full report at – Dylan Wykes California International Marathon 2010 Race Report

One Comment

  • Greg Lehman says:

    Dylan,

    Thanks for posting these detailed narratives. They are great to read. Look forward to reading one about your thesis defense. I’m sure it will be just as exciting.

    greg
    thebodymechanic.ca