Monday, April 15, 2013

2 “Half”s make a whole, right?

When it comes to marathons, I hope this is the case. I am not sure I could ever run 26.2 miles all at one time :)

Last Saturday, I finished my second half marathon and I survived. This time, training was sketchy and I didn’t feel as prepared as I had for the Mercedes Half back in February. My time reflected that I wasn’t as prepared, either, because I was 3:52 behind my last finish. I still finished under 2 hours, which was my goal for the day. My final time was 1:58:11.


Almost there!

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Really almost there! If you are wondering how I closed that distance in 0:02 seconds … here is the reason. Thanks to technology, the bib numbers have an electronic chip in them. There are strips on the ground that pick up my actual start time and actual finish time using the chip. The “gun” clock is what you see on the time clock, so my official time is slightly different because I didn’t cross the start line right as the gun went off. Hopefully, that makes sense.


Caffeine!!! On race days, I don’t drink coffee before the race, so I was enjoying a coke after I finished. This was a very well organized run – their inaugural event. The funds raised went towards Team 413 ministry and you can read about them here.

At this point, I am going to take a break from running and do some cross training mainly due to the heat increasing and the time needed to train for races. John took my bike to get a tune-up and I am hoping that we can get some rides in on the weekends. I do MUCH better running when the weather is cool, so I am hoping to train again next fall and winter for some more half marathons. I think I have the bug :)