First up was the Harvest Run.
The Harvest run is a 5.5k and 3k cross country race at Covert Farms. Covert farms is the perfect venue for a cross country race. The course went through vineyards, up and down hills, on dirt roads and up into some fun single track trails. Just an awesome spot to run! The race is a fundraiser for the the kids group that I coach with TriPower, so I was thrilled to be a part of it! This also meant my arch rival Keagan would be racing. Keagan is a 12 year who I coach at TriPower. He is super fast and like all of the TriPower kids, has a great attitude and passion for running, triathlon and hard work! He out kicked me at the Challenge Penticton Fun Run (photo of us below) some say I didn't have the Eye of Tiger that day ;). This time around he threw down some WWF trash talk at the start line and it was on. I was able to finish ahead of him and win the race but it is only a matter of time, probably 5 or 6 years, that he'll be taking me down for real! That is what the Harvest Run is all about. Inspiring the younger athletes so they can one day kick my ass! That and winning a great bottle of Covert Farms wine for Sophia!
|Keagan and I at Challenge Penticton Fun Run|
|Sophia in a Sprint Finish|
|Mere moments after receiving my wine prize, Sophia has already taken it!|
Next up was the BMO Okanagan Half Marathon
I have done the Half Marathon portion of this race 3 times before and it is the perfect way to kick off Thanksgiving Sunday. You get a great run in the morning and can then chill out all afternoon and hit Turkey dinner hard like your name is Joey Chestnut! Unless you are a triathlete, then you also fit in an afternoon ride. Between the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k the event had 2672 people out running and getting ugly on Sunday. The staggered start and loops of the course work, I think I crossed paths or ran past all of them! This is always awesome as it leads to people cheering and giving words of encouragement to each other. It keeps you motivating and having a blast! It was great to be able to win the race for the fourth time. Sophia picked up a PB so she was pumped!
Link to Post Race Newspaper Article
Next up Ironman 70.3 Austin! Stoked!
|Pre Race Goal!|
|Photo from Wave Physio|
|Asics HyperSpeed 6. Fastest Shoes I've Ever Worn!|