Comments: What a long day! The race went well. I wish I would have been stronger at the end. I was in good shape until mile 9/10, after that everything started aching. The last mile was not pretty (12:15 min/mile), it didn’t help that it got hot. But I got my PR!!! My previous 1/2 marathon time was 2:28:40 back in April of ’05.
I got home, cleaned up, took an hour nap, and then helped the husband move wood for our addition (adding a workout room and a safe place in case of tornatoes.)
Went out for the 4 miles around 6. It was still hot, I was able to run the first 1.5 miles and then had to incorporate walk breaks. After I got home, cleaned up, I sat down and did not want to get up again…ever! lol
Edit: Monday 8-27-07, the only thing that does not hurt today is my head lol I’ll go to the gym at lunch time to just stretch…other than that it’s a REST day w00t!
Time: 8:00 am & 6:00 pm
Weather: Not sure, got hotter during the race. 80’s in the PM
Clothes: AM: Adidas shorts, MiT Technical shirt, Fuel Belt – PM: Brooks running shirt and shorts
Shoes: AM: Pearl Izumi – PM: Ascis Gel-1120
Distance: AM: 13.1 miles – PM: 4 miles
Time: AM: 2:27:28 (PR)- PM: 47:47
Split: AM: 11:15 – PM: 11:57
Course: AM: Columbus 1/2 marathon – PM: To 256 and back
Here is a picture of me and my boss after the race. It was his first half. He finished in 2 hours and 50 minutes! Not bad for an old guy! lol