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1st Half Marathon CoNqUeReD!

Monday, February 03, 2014

First half marathon is finally logged in! It was a good race. I was kinda worried about the weather. It was around 34 degrees when we started and was sprinkling. I wasn't quite sure how to dress for it because my body heats up really quickly and I didn't have the money to get what I really wanted. So I put a dry fit shirt on and a long sleeve shirt. I was glad I didn't do anything more than that. Because of the wind, people were fighting to keep their head gear on. I can't stand to have any hats on or anything like that. I do want to get one of those Halo Anti-freeze Headband and some Nike Lightweight Tech Run Gloves. People were also fighting trash bags that they put on because of sprinkling (it wasn't bad enough for that).

I have to say that my training is a lot more difficult than race day. I am glad of that. Now that is behind me, I know a little bit more of how I will prepare for the next one. Trial and error of the first of anything is always difficult. I will be icing down my right knee for the next couple days. It reminded me that I had acl surgery in 2005 and deserves some pampering and TLC :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend and also had some great runs!

Oh btw, I didn't reach my goal of finishing under 2 hrs, but my finish time was 2:07. The course was 12.5 miles instead of 13.1. For my educated guess, I would have finished a 13.1 a little under 2:15.


Race location


Before the race approx. 34 degrees


Running to finish line


After race picture


Prizes - Medal and Jacket


Have a great day!
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LISAINMS 2/11/2014 12:30PM

    Great job on a first half! The trash bags are also for temporary warmth -not just sprinkles. They really do work. Beats the heck out of starting with a jacket then peeling it off and tying it around your waist for the next 11 miles.

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SEABREEZE64 2/10/2014 2:58PM

    Congratulations. Great time for a 1st HM.... the next one will be amazing!!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/6/2014 7:50PM

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POSITIVE41 2/6/2014 7:36PM

    Congratulations on a big accomplishment!

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/6/2014 6:12PM

    Yippy!! You did it!! And in good time too! (I'm happy if I can do a half in 2:30!) Congrats! Love the bling!

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STEPHM-ARATHON 2/6/2014 6:01PM

    Congrats on your first half!

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ONMYMEDS 2/5/2014 6:56PM

    Congrats on your first HM. Nice job!!

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RAINEMARIE214 2/5/2014 12:14PM

    Congrats on your first half marathon!

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BOILHAM 2/4/2014 7:40PM

    Good job conquering your 1st half marathon! And a good time at that. Congrats.

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ALNEAGLE 2/4/2014 2:34PM

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34 degrees though? That is just AMAZING!

I absolutely despise running outside when it's that cold. I remember doing it for Cross Country in High School and even hated doing it then. BUT, I managed to "Letter" in it anyway.
I've still got the jacket to prove it. emoticon

~Amanda

Comment edited on: 2/4/2014 2:35:12 PM

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BLUENOSE63 2/3/2014 7:31PM

  You should be very proud of yourself, that is an excellent time! Yes take a week or so and give all those muscles time to recover. Some light running here and there just to keep loose.

What is next on your race bucket list? Come over to the triathlon side --- it is lots of fun!

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MWWENSIN 2/3/2014 7:00PM

    Great job. I prefer the 30's and 40's for my races. Above 60 it's too hot for me.

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JAN155 2/3/2014 6:39PM

    Eric,
Congratulations!! I just did my first 1/2 this past summer and I know how great it feels! It's an awesome accomplishment!! Way to go!
Jan

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RUN4FOOD 2/3/2014 5:35PM

    Very well done in tough conditions. Very respectable time.
One question, was the course not certified?

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RDARLING 2/3/2014 2:57PM

    congrats!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/3/2014 2:00PM

    Well done!

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