Sunday, June 3, 2012

Half-Marathon #3 is in the books!

Half-marathon number 3 is now in the books!
Results
Finish time of: 2:11:47
68th in my age group
419 overall (1,000 runners)

Although I didn't PR or anything, what I'm most excited about was how well I paced throughout the entire race! My overall pace was slower this race but I wasn't in any major amount of pain at the finish line and I rarely stopped. Last race I thought I was going to die the last couple miles and ended up walking more at the end than I had intended to. I was in so much pain everywhere! Not a great feeling when you feel like your calf muscle is peeling off the bone, ribs are throbbing and toe blisters forming.

This race I didn't take any walk breaks (about 5-7 seconds are my "breaks") until mile 6.5. Then I maybe had a few more "breaks" in miles 10, 11 and 12 but that's really it! I hit my "wall" where things got really tough around mile 12. Not too bad for my "longest" training run being 7 miles!

My favorite part of the entire race was how much support I had on the course. My family, friends and even some of my customers showed up throughout the course to cheer me on! A few customers set up signs along the course with "Go #896!" I feel so blessed for their encouragement and support. They seriously kept me going!


I will cherish every race memory that I have. For me, there is nothing like it. Thank you to all who left me messages of support! I am so grateful for each and every one.

I will post a race review and more pictures in a few days.

2 comments:

  1. Congrats! What a great feeling every time you cross the finish line! And great job pacing yourself. Not being in pain is a huge accomplishment! You are getting there healthy. Huge, huge!

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    1. Congrats on the half!!!! That's awesome. You go girl!

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