My friend CVT is training for the New York marathon next month. He took up running in March. This weekend he was visiting, along with another friend from the Edmonton area, and was planning to do a 28km run on Sunday morning. CVT has never run 28km before – though he did do a Half-marathon earlier this summer. Terry and I decided to tag along for inspiration (or consternation), encouragement and heckling…
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From Left to Right: Terry, CVT, and me with spatula for extra encouragement (and possibly splinting)!
CVT and Terry around 6Km?
Me and Terry around 7Km – taken by CVT who was running backwards!
Me and CVT at about 8Km
CVT at 17Km – the dude is a running machine with a heart like an Ox.
He had started out running 10 minutes, the walking one... then it was more like running 20... then thirty... by this point he had more or less given up on the walking and was just running!
In the home stretch – CVT and Terry at about 26Km
CVT and Terry at 28Km!
Grand total: 28.2Km in just over three hours.
CVT and his Mobile Support Unit.
If only we could go to New York with him! Ah well, he’ll do fine and there’ll be no shortage of folks cheering him on.
Way to go CVT, you are an inspiration to us all!