A Good Run

Haarlem runners

Today was the Zilveren Kruis Achmea run in Haarlem.  There was a half marathon, 10k and 5k.  Above is a photo of the start of the half marathon.  There were about 4,000 runners in total today and DB and I were among them.

DB ran the 10k, his first 10k race ever, in a respectable 53 minutes.  I ran the 5k, my first race since the knee thing (over a year ago) and I’m THRILLED with my 30:15 time.  The weather was certainly chilly but at least it was completely dry and I was so thankful for that small miracle.

The race started and finished in the same spot in the Grote Markt in the center of Haarlem.  The 5k wound through the west part of the city.  The 10k went further to the ring road and Bloemendaal.  The half marathon went even further west, into the dunes and to the edge of Zandvoort.  And back.

Now I have to get myself ready to run 8k in 3 weeks.  I think it will be ok.  My knee feels pretty good (but feels “used”) and the rest of me feels fine.  Even my cold is much better (I didn’t run at all this last week due to my cold).  Now, let’s hope for dry weather on 17 October!

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