It’s 12 weeks down, 6 to go.
I felt good last Sunday after 18 miles. I’m going to attribute that to the ice bath. This week’s runs were good, pace felt consistent. I felt good. Thursday morning I slept in for the first time in months. I kinda missed running but needed the extra 2 hours of sleep. I ended up getting 2 miles in at the track. I wanted to be rested for my half.
Training this week:
Sunday: Gym day, but I was worn out from 18 miles Saturday. It was light weights and 20 minutes on the elliptical.
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: Ran 5.2 miles, 9:30 pace
Wednesday: Ran 8 miles, 9:21 pace
Thursday: Ran 2 miles, 8:18 pace
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Allstate 13.1 race!
Race time: 7:00AM
Time we got in our corral: 6:58AM. I was panicked!
We exited the freeway at 6:15AM, the starting line is right off the freeway. By the time we sat in traffic, got parked, visited the port a potty, checked our bags, and got to the corral, we had 2 minutes or less to spare. Stretching? No time for that.
Allstate was one of the halfs I wanted to PR. It really is a flat course, with a hill at mile 12, about 1/2 mile up, then flat into the finish. I wish I could take pictures and run but I can’t. The course was pretty, along streets with multi-million dollar homes, a cool bar, a trail I haven’t ever ran on and just lots of character and things to see. I started out with 3 friends, but pulled ahead about mid-way or so. I was feeling good. That PR was in my sight.
We lined up behind the 1:55 pace team, but they shot out real quick. It was mile 8 I think before I ever got them in my sight again. He told me they started out a little ahead to prepare for the hill at the end. I was able to pass him and pulled out a 1:52:03. My 10k split was 54:11 and I came in 21st place in 35-39 year old women. The first place runner in that category ran a 6 minute mile. I am in awe.
We had several ladies running their first half marathon today. I was so proud to train with them and watch them finish today.
I know I’ve said it before, but I have the best group to run with! I cannot express my gratitude for these ladies. Those not running today were on the course cheering for us.
So now, with that PR behind me, I have the McKinney half in 2 weeks. I’d like about the same time. It doesn’t give me much time to prepare for anything faster. I have my eye on the prize December 8.
Did you race this weekend?
Did you workout today?
Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1