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Oh, What a Pig....

Monday, May 06, 2013

Saturday and Sunday I pretty well spent the afternoon and evening just napping on the couch with King. It just seemed the thing to do. Saturday morning I did the Flying Pig 10K and 5K back to back, and then on Sunday morning I did the Flying Pig Half Marathon cor the third year in a row. To be honest, I could do little more than nap.

Here's the deal: I didn't train. At all. Ba k in September I was folliwing a half marathon training plan for the Mason Half Marathon, but I ended up in the hospital and had to take a total 3 weeks off work. About the time I got over that, my dad took a turn for the worse, ended up in a nursing home, and then passed away. Still not over that. Once I got King on April Fools Day, I started walking 3 to 6 miles about 3 times or so a week. That's been it. I had signed up for the Skyline Chili 3 Way Challenge back in August. I expected to be in shape. Didn't work out that way.

The 10K was the first race Saturday morning. It was to be a warm up for what I hoped to be a quick 5K. Instead, I pushed it and ended up somewhere around or slighhtly under 13 minute mile pace. The 5K got walked at a shade over 15 min/mile. I was happy. The half marathon was a different monster. Mid way through the 5K, my left little piggy that stayed home (toe next to the big toe) started hurting. I couldn't wear shoes Saturday night. Until about mile 6 or 7 of the half, it was really sore. Then, I didn't notice it any more. During the half, I alternated running and walking to traffic lights. Run to one light, walk to the next. That kept my pace around 14min/mile. The result was I finished at 3:10 and change...4 minutes slower than my 2011 time when I ran the whole thing...hmmmm....
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HKARLSSON 5/10/2013 2:09PM

    Hot dang!!! You are a running machine!!!! A machine, I say!!!!

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DDHEART 5/7/2013 9:25AM

    OMG! Can you say...proud punishment? LOL

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LIV2RIDE 5/6/2013 11:29AM

    WOW! You did it! You accomplished something that most of us would never consider. I'm sure that makes you crazy on some level. But what an amazing accomplishment! No matter the time you should be proud. emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/6/2013 7:55AM

    Congrats....sort of! Anyone who can go do a half without training has got some guts!

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PMRUNNER 5/6/2013 5:32AM

    Wow! That is a lot to do back to back!

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