Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Indianapolis puts on a great show. This really is the biggest half marathon in the country and I can see why it is entertaining! This is the 2nd year I ran it and I now have an official 13.1 PR, (I ran a race last year that was 12.36 miles shortened due to flooding, I'm guessing I would have PR'd there but hard to tell) So now I have a new PR of 2:59:39 I made my goal of finishing under 3 hours, I wasn't as trained this year as I would have liked to have been. And the sight of me sprinting through the finish line to beat the 3 hour mark must have been hilarious, but that just goes to show running is for the person doing the race and not for anyone else, although I did beat my sister ha ha ha!!! My boyfriend ran the race this year too, although speed racer was in the A corral, not P like me! He finished in 1:17:09 and 85th out of 35000 people, wow! That being said I think he was more proud of me than his own accomplishment, it's nice to know that he just enjoys the fact that I run and isn't concerned that I am fast .
Post race pic with Mike, him and his top 500 medal and me with my finisher medal!
This race definitely got me motivated about running again! Of course after a 26.2, it seemed a lot easier to make myself go 13.1 this year!