My “training” partner and I. The prentatal running has really paid off!
I felt good. Shannon started with me and we held an 8:15 to 8:20 pace for the first 8 miles. Around mile 6 we met up with Kem and Tish. They were running miles 6-26. I split off from them around mile 9 when the relay and Half Marathon separated. So I ran the last 4 on my own. I tried to pick up the pace. My goal IF POSSIBLE was to break 1:50. Of course, I would have been happy with just completing it since this race was just 7 weeks after a c-section. But you know me. I have to have my running goals to push me.
My official time was 1:47:07. That is an 8:11 min. mile. Not my fastest Half- last year I ran a 1:36 there. But it wasn’t my slowest. (In 2009, I ran a 2:12 Half when I paced John.) I am very sore. I plan to take tomorrow and Tuesday off for sure and I’ll see how I feel on Wednesday. 6 weeks from tomorrow is Boston!!! Ready of not… Hopefully I’ll be ready. I’d LOVE to break 4 hours but I’m not quite sure how realistic that is. 26 is a lot further than I’m used to running right now. I still need a few LONG runs under my belt. We’ll see…
Now it’s time for a hot bath! I’ve already iced twice today and rolled!