Saturday morning, we fueled up and headed out. The lobby of the Hilton was buzzing will runners! The wind looked a little scary but in the end it wasn’t so bad!
All ready to head out!
Posing with Abe and Martha before the race started!
The race started shortly after 7:30 and we were off! I went out fast as I normally do and clocked in my first mile at about 7:25! I did eventually slow down. The run had really pretty scenery at times! It was very historic and brought back memories of the last time I was there in seventh grade! The hills were brutal but I did it! Thankfully I had my HB handband, and my music to keep me going!!
My goal was to beat 1:48! There were times around mile 10 or 11 that I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. I was slowing down and the hills were wearing me out! I really don’t do any hill training! However, by mile 12 I knew it was possible and kicked it into high gear for the end!
I crossed the finish line and clocked in a 1:46:34! An 8:08 pace! Woo hoo a new PR for me! Knowing that the hills slowed me down, I am confident that I can beat that time with a flatter and faster course!!
All and all, we had a great time and it was a great way to kick off the running season! I really love a 1/2 marathon! The distance is perfect! I feel pretty good today and with the weather warming up around here I am ready to begin the outdoor running season!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with a giveaway! I’ve got a couple of them lined up! Don’t forget that Brad’s Raw Foods giveaway is still going on!