How did you hear about PACE? Online & word of mouth.
What is your favourite thing about trail running? Walking! Lol. Seriously, the views, nature, the different terrain.
Memorable running, racing or trail moment: I think a memorable moment in training was running 32 km for the first time. My friend had joined me for the second half of it. After I hit 32 km on my watch, I stopped running. She very sensibly told me to walk it out and I snapped at her I couldn't walk, even though (& because) I had just run a significant distance. I went and sat down. And was very sore very quickly. You find true friends running because you can snap at each other and even cuss at them during those tough running moments and they still love you anyway. They still want to run with you.
What are some of your hobbies outside of running? There are hobbies outside of running? Photography, reading, skiing...
Do you have a favourite quote or mantra? "What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"
The little train that could - I think I can, I think I can, I know I can.
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you? I am very grateful I signed up for this group and I continue to look forward to getting to know everyone!
How did you hear about PACE? I heard about PACE from several friends, after I swore I would NEVER be a trail runner. (This is my first clinic and I’m already addicted to trail running so never say never).
What is your favourite thing about trail running? My favourite thing about running is that I get to decompress, clear my mind, think about the day, and talk and laugh with my friends. I always said it was better than therapy.
What are some of your hobbies outside of running? My hobbies outside of running are: talking about running, signing up for races, eating, and talking about eating.
Do you have a favourite quote or mantra? I seem to say “Go big or go home” a lot. I also like “You didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you? I swear-A LOT. Also, I strongly dislike coffee and walking.
Well.. you win some, and lose some.
Today’s race was full of Rene / PACE-inspired learnings, including : asking myself “Why do I run?” several times (e.g. when I realized the race was almost 2km longer than they said!)
I adjusted my pace when a niggly injury decided to become a sharp pain @ 7km, distracted myself by visualizing a run with all you fantastic folks on the trails, and remembered in the grand scheme of things running along the ocean is a pretty fantastic thing to experience!
Aloha everyone, see you in a couple weeks!