Monday, March 23, 2009
Well, my half was not what I wanted it to be. It started fine...I was running with my BIL and SIL. I knew it would be slow and I was ok with that. My goal time was a VERY modest 3 hours hoping for around 2:45. I knew since I was running with others it wasnt all up to me. Around mile 8 my SIL lost umph and we walked the majority of the last 5 miles. We really walked the majority of the whole thing.
Around mile 10 my knee started hurting, by the end I was in tears and could barely walk. Hence, the last mile sprint did not happen. I did not get the crossing the finish line euphoria I wanted. I really only feel like I went for a nice "outing". My knee has me the most bugged. I couldnt have finished strong even if I was on my own and that is the worst. Our chip time was 3:08!
The great news is that I still did it. I WILL improve my time next go around. And my knee was feeling better a couple hours later. My body only has the aches and pains from a normal go out and have fun outing.
I did go to the doctor today just to be on the safe side. No problems, just overtraining.
My Husband is going to start running with me this week. Short miles. next step for me is to try to get those blasted 14 min/miles to a 10 min/mile. And with my DH by my side! That will be one AWESOME additive!
And YES there will be another Half in my future. I just want to train a little longer this time and have an actual goal in mind to achieve.