Pittsburgh Half MarathonPosted: May 7, 2012
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I did 🙂 I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. This is a post of short sentences.
Anyway, this was my first time running 13.1 without a swim and bike warm up. I was curious to see how it would go because I knew I could run the distance with a modest pace (I have done this in training) but didn’t know if I would start to fast or hold back too much and not get the best time I could. My goal was to come in under two hours. Wondering how I did?
I crushed it. I honestly don’t know how I did this. I felt fine the entire time. I just ran. As I clicked off mile and mile and I realized I could make it under 2 hours, it became how much under two hours. I was really REALLY pleased with my time. I may never do this this fast again and I KNOW I won’t be clocking anything like this in a tri, but it’s a nice notch on my belt. I guess I need to start running faster on my runs. Woof.
Other than the race, it was just a fun, beautiful weekend in the burgh. I wish I had photos but I didn’t run with my phone so until the official race photos are posted, I don’t have any. Oh wait, just this one.
Me, my mom, and Matts post race refreshments
I did bad on my eating yesterday. I had fries and club sandwich and beers at lunch. Lots of beers. And two shots. Those were Sue’s fault. We all met for lunch after the race and had a lot of fun. And I totally blew off my clean diet. Don’t worry, I am paying for it today. My stomach was already pissed at me because I had to poop the ENTIRE race(!) So I was already uneasy from that. The combo of greasy fried food and day drinking did not help the situation. I had the worst headache last night. I don’t regret it at all, I love post race after glow. Totally worth it. Back on the bandwagon today.
Races are fun