I know I said that I would be back after the Buffalo Marathon, but I forgot that Running Free had invited Dean Karnazes to the Markham store for a meet and greet.
Dean Karnazes is an Ultramarathoner who i found out last night has raced 50 Marathons, in 50 States, in 50 Consecutive Days, then his last marathon is the NYC which he finishes in 3 hours flat. There is more about him if you would like to read at www.ultramarathonman.com
It was a great night, runners and Team Running Free athletes from all of the stores showed up to meet Dean and run a 5k together. Well we started out, I have not run up in that area before, so the group went off and of course I was slower, but I had already done a brick workout in the morning so I was just there to do a light 5k. I lost the group at about 2.5k so I took a bit of a different route. I finished the 5.2km and was back at the store before anyone..HURRAY, I beat the Ultramarathonman, nooooo. They went quite a bit further than the 5k LOL. Good for everyone that kept up and did it.
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Dean is off to Calgary this weekend for the Marathon, but him and a few others will be running a special 50K race that will start 7.8km before the start line of the Marathon, run to the start line and then the Marathon course.