17.1 miles incl. 13.1 race (PR)

26 Aug

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



4 responses to “17.1 miles incl. 13.1 race (PR)

  1. Amy

    August 27, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    Wow – a race and another run. AND you helped your husband. One of those would have been good – three is amazing. Glad today was a rest day.

  2. tomrunnerslounge

    August 27, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Super job–a PR in those conditions, plus more mileage…

    Drop that nasty habit of revealing ugly mile splits–especially on a PR Day!


  3. Non-Runner Nancy

    August 28, 2007 at 12:38 am

    WOO HOO on the PR and the awesome activities – I am SO jealous right now 🙂 in a good way, of course. And, glad I can be helpful on giving the blisters an identity. At least I will be known for something 🙂 LOL. Thanks for your continued support as I whine about my feet, I’m hoping soon to be back to just normal stuff but it helps to have friends out there!

  4. runchilde

    August 28, 2007 at 10:38 am

    uh, you did a race and then ran some more? how do i get ahold of whatever you’re taking 🙂 just kidding. hope you’re feeling less sore and on top of your game!

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