Sunday, March 23, 2014
It has been brought to my attention that I never put together a blog about my double half marathons last weekend. I guess part of the reason is I feel like I'm finally back to where I was two years ago, before my medical issues.
In 2012, the day after these double half marathons I got a call from my doctor and as they say, the rest is history. I was 1 second faster per mile in the Saturday half in 2012 than this year. I'm fine with that. My next race is a 25K, 15.8 miles, also on developed trails. I will aim to be faster on this run.
This race is always fun because many people from our running club take part. The water stops are always great and the after run food is good and always plentiful. The course loops back and forth several times so it would be easy to cut off a section or two. I doubt many people do this.
Saturday the weather was great, but it rained later in the day and on Sunday morning so the paths were all mud. Some places the mud we over your shoes. It was still fun, but you had to be more careful of not falling. The fast people didn't seem to care, but I did.
I liked their chip time better than my Garmin time so I took the chip time as my official time.
My wife and I will do this one again next year.
Here is the summary of my two half marathons:
3/15/14 Saturday Seabrook Half
:43/:30 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 166:42 minutes
Avg. HR: 120 Max HR: 134
Avg. Pace: 12:43 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 12:52
3/16/14 Sunday Seabrook Half
:30/:43 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 182:34 minutes
Avg. HR: 111 Max HR: 133
Avg. Pace: 13:56 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 14:03