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!
3 responses to “the fifth half”
Go Maggie! That is awesome. I did my first run this morning in over a month. 2 miles. Very slow. But so far my hip feels good so I’m hoping it’s just the beginning. I have 7 miles on my training calender for Fitbloggin’ weekend…you are so going to kick my ass. I can’t wait to hate-run with you!
I was totally thinking about you during the run! I decided that the 8th mile was yours. It was a good one.
I admire that you do them at all. Running makes me hate everyone and everything, so I’m sticking with yoga, which actually makes me a nicer person even if it hurts me some.