Saturday, November 13, 2010

Everyone Runs Half Marathon

Half Mary PR!!!

Total time: 1:51:17

My best finish time prior to today for a half marathon was in 2005 when I ran a 1:52:19. It was nice to know that 5 years later, I was faster! Must be all of that mountain running...

Dallas and I started out bright and early doing bib pickup. It was crazy! To all of you runners who wait until the morning of the race to pick your bibs up - don't come 5 minutes before the race!!!! Jeez!!! We still had fun and it was good to be of service. Plus, working with Dallas is awesome! We make a great team.

Ready to go!

I felt really good today, even though it was only one week since the 50k. I determined I was iron deficient again (which is why I felt so sluggish in Sedona), so I decided to start upping the iron. Usually, the running picks up within a few days. It takes about a month to really get back to feeling good, but I notice the extra oxygen almost immediately!!
Flying! Both feet off of the ground... :)
Mike and Kristi were out on the course taking pictures. So awesome to see them!
Waving to Mike and Kristi with my mitten hands (the shirt sleeve folds into a mitten!)
Steve's races are the best. Tech finisher shirt (and a long sleeve cotton one this time, too!) real breakfast, Robek's smoothies, excellent goodie bags, awesome course and volunteers.
Uh, could someone take my timing chip off of me? I can't bend over. :)
I was 4th in my age group out of 28, and missed 3rd place by 10 seconds! Not too shabby Pinkcorker - especially after running 33 miles last week! I came in 95th out of 313 overall. Dallas was 2nd in his age group with a time of 1:33 - he is fast and I am always proud of him!

What a great day. We stayed until the end, and watched my new friend Jason Adler walk/run his Mom into the finish!
I hope I'm still moving like that at 61. She's awesome.

"What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

1 comment:

HappyTrails said...

Woo-hoo on the PR! I love your black and pink top. Glad you had a good day - It looked like a great weather day!