Carla HERE came up and said Hi and took this photo. Nice to meet you Carla :) I love it when people say Hi, meeting new running buddies is GREAT!! Keep that in mind if you see me on the trail or at a race...just say Hi Tall Mom, I promise I won't bite, but you will get a dimpled smile..
- SIDENOTE: I was testing the Nike shirt I was hoping to wear for Boston.. Gear FAIL!! The shirt grew 2 sizes as it got wet and sweaty, the tights did not play well with the skirt, so I had to constantly pull up the skirt the whole run. UGH!! Back to searching for my race day ensemble.
Half Marathon time- 1:57:22
I made the mistake of telling my buddy that my plan said last 8 miles at race pace, my goal is about 8:33 pace or sub 3:45 Marathon. I also said I was not feeling well and didn't think I could pull out those fast miles... EXCUSES!! Jillian-style she SPED UP at mile 12... Pretty sure she keeps her Pixie dust on the trail somewhere, I wish she would share ;)
The rest of the run went like this-
8:33, 8:27, 8:46 (a bit slower than pace), 8:33, 8:23, 8:20, 8:31, 8:26, and 8:22.
Mind you the RAIN came at mile 14 and I had horrible stomach cramps the last 7 miles. It was TOUGH!! I had to pull out all of my MENTAL tricks to keep up with my little trainer buddy. SO GLAD to have her today, I needed someone to chase. Thank you Tink, you are one hardcore little trainer. We ROCKED this run!! Soggy and FREEZING post run.. BRRR!!! And I wasn't done running.... I am PROUD to say I ran 33.1 miles this weekend... But the second HALF is a story for a different day.
- How was your Weekend?
- 5 weeks to BOSTON!!