Ran the Humboldt Half Marathon this weekend, but coming off of nearly 3 weeks of sickness with hardly any running let alone training... I was 10:00 slower than my PR. The course really does feel down hill both ways because of the towering, dense growth of redwood trees on both sides of the road.
Did not have a Garmin, nor a watch. Decided to try to keep it as easy as possible without jogging and ended up running a few seconds slower than my Marathon PR pace. Finished in good health without any signs of sickness in 1:39:08. I did not get passed by anybody in the last half, and I passed a lot of people. That part felt great!
I'll get my fitness back someday, but lately it's been one setback after another. Bleh.
The prizes for 2nd and 3rd in age group were bottles of Red Tail Ale. Of course I received NO prize, but I pilfered the prize beer off my friends. Team mate Lindsay won the women's division in 1:21. WOW!!!
And one cool tidbit: The American Record for Females 70-74 was set on the course yesterday... Barbara Miller of Modesto, CA, age 70, ran 1:47.