Morning all, how's it going?? Me, I am doing pretty good. I decided today was not a coffee day, as I was not feeling it. It happens.
So anyway yesterday I ran a 13.1. I didn't know what to expect. I considered a 13.1 to be a pretty easy race. I thought the 2:00 mark would be pretty easy. I have only done 2 13.1's to 5 Marathons, and 5-25K's. I have run the distance and more numerous times. My training hasn't been that good for a while, but has been good 2 weeks going into this event.
I expected to go slow, and probably pick up the pace around mile 9 or 10. HAHA HAHA I guess you have to train a bit more for those races. There was no pick up at mile 9 or 10. As a matter of fact I may have even slowed down a bit. I was getting fatigued on a 13.1
I ran with Ken up until around mile 9. We grabbed a Gu, and he got a gap, and we just went our paces. I think he ended up being a couple minutes ahead of me. Funny thing about this Half is it runs the first 9 miles or so with the Marathoners. I was afraid the night before I would want to not turn at the 1/2 turn, but go on to run the full. OMG Who do I think I am???
Ummmm, I loved being able to turn at the half. I ended up being 2:07 for my finish. I was plenty tired the final miles. I walked 5 seconds or so through the aid stations to mostly drink Gatorade, and ran the rest of the way. That is as good as I could have done on this day. My P.R. is like 1:46 I think, and I paced 15 miles of a marathon passing the half at 1:47. I am pretty slow for me right now, and not very endurancy. :)
So, I grabbed a 'lil respect for the 13.1. Those are the easiest races if you are knee deep into Marathon training. You cannot just wake up one day and run a good one though.
Lesson learned. ;)
That is it for today!!! :)
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p.s. Guess I better do some push ups and pull ups before work. Remember plan now is to get in shape.
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