I completed my fifth half marathon on Saturday.
But don’t worry. I’m still that girl who hates running.
I think maybe I hate being bad at stuff more. The other half-marathons I did this year left me feeling a bit defeated. I did ’em, yes. But I didn’t prepare as much as I should have and I didn’t do them well.
Hence “Operation: Just Keep Signing Up For More Half Marathons”
This time around, I was moderately prepared. I made it up to a 9 mile training run the weekend before, which went surprisingly well.
Not surprising: the half marathon really started to tank after the 9 mile mark. Go figure.
So I didn’t break 2 hours 30 minutes, which I had been optimistically hopeful about. And I didn’t beat my best time to date of 2:34:15. But it was pretty darned close to that.
We got there a bit late, so started 15 minutes late with the 10K runners, which means that it was a long lonely time after I passed the 10K turnaround point. But I did start to catch up to and pass loads of the half marathoners.
So, until next time (on October 7)…
Run it up, you hate-runner! Run it up!