Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rocktoberfest Half Marathon recap

Well.  It's finished.  My fall half marathon has been run and raced.  I ran this same half marathon 2 years ago and finished in 1 hour 51 minutes.  On Saturday I finished the race 6 minutes slower, 1 hour 57 minutes and 30 seconds.

Those hills ... man those hills ... my legs just couldn't move any faster.  After seeing my wonderful cheering section (thanks Steph and family) at around mile 10.5, I cleared mile 12 and pulled off to the grass to throw up.  I somehow managed to finish the last mile and found Ryan, Mason, and Anderson waiting for me.

I'm not going to lie, I was pretty disappointed.  But things happen and not every race is going to be a PR.  I ran 13 miles which is pretty impressive, regardless of what time I finished in.  I can list all of the things that went wrong that morning ... no sleep the previous night because Anderson has been sick since Thursday, I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with the same cold he has because I was super congested the entire run, and it was 45 degrees which was just a tad too cold for me right now.  My hands were so cold I couldn't press the GU out of the package.

Overall - 245 out of 756
Female - 77 out of 426
30-34 years old - 17 out of 68

I'm going to take a few days off from running.  Give my body a chance to recover and to get over this possible cold.  I'll find another half for next year ... hopefully in a flatter state.

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