This weekend is Ottawa Race Weekend. I went last year to visit a friend and run the 10k. I did not have a good race last year. The course was quite crowded for the first couple of km, and I couldn't settle into my zone. I never got my mental game together, and ended up walking a fair bit en route to one of my worst 10k times. However, I still remember the weekend fondly. I cheered on the marathoners the next day...in the pouring rain...and still had a blast. I wish that I was going back this year, even if just to cheer! Ottawa is a great city, and the energy of Ottawa Race Weekend is fantastic. Someday, I will go back to run the half or the full.
To all my readers who are running this weekend, may you run with wings on your feet! All the best! I hope to read lots of race reports!
Before the start of the 10k event in 2007: