Workout: Ran 4 miles on treadmill 37:40
I don’t, or should I say didn’t, consider myself a distance runner. I had only done 8 miles a handful of times and a nine miler once. On Wednesday, Dec. 1st, I went on my first 10 mile run with a friend who is currently training for a full marathon. During that run she convinced me to sign up for a half marathon that weekend! I waited until Friday to make sure my legs were ok from that 10 miler and I signed up for it. After all, it was only $30, the cheapest I have ever seen a half marathon.
Since this was my first time running a half marathon I didn’t really have any time goals in mind.
The first six miles were great, my body felt good besides a stomach ache at the beginning and I was keeping pace with the people around me.
Mile 1: 9:39
Mile 2: 9:32
Mile 3: 9:38
Mile 4: 9:37
Mile 5: 9:32
Mile 6: 9:40
After mile six my pace began to rapidly decrease, my hips were tight, my legs hurt, and I was tired!
Mile 7: 9:53
Mile 8: 10:07
Mile 9: 10:11
Mile 10: 10:37
Mile 11: 11:49 —> 😦 This one was tough and I walked a couple of times
Mile 12: 9:48
Mile .1: 7:41
Official time: 2:11:45.
Overall I am happy with my time considering I didn’t train, long runs had been sporadic, and this was my first time running more than 10 miles. I think I learned a little lesson about pacing, though.
My goal for my next half, which I am planning to do in February, is to complete it in under 2:07:00.
The medal was pretty ugly but what can you ask for with a fee of only $30?