Sunday, September 14, 2008

Park Half Marathon - UGH!

Official chip time - 2:22:25.

No PR.  Actually, this was worse than my time for this race last year.

I don't have time to post a full report now, but the main story here was the weather.  Starting temperatures at the beginning of the race was somewhere in the low 70s with humidity.  Last year, the same race had starting temperatures in the low 50s and no humidity.

I followed my race plan - run at 10:00/mile pace.  However, with the heat and humidity, my HR was waaaaay too high and I broke down about mile 10.

I'll post the splits that I have and more details about the race later.  It was just a disappointing race for me.

On the brighter side, my younger sister ran the race as well and completed her first Half Marathon!  Go Lauren!!!

2 comments:

reichmann said...

Don't be too hard on yourself- it was a terrible day to be running and just the fact you finished without ending up in a medical tent is a feat in and of itself. Take a few days off to recoup and just be proud for finishing a half marathon before most people were even out of bed :)

Mike Fox said...

Thanks Lisa! Such a great outlook for us "middle-to-back of the pack" folks.

Congrats on taking 3rd in your age group yesterday! With three kids under 3, I don't know how you find the time - or energy - to train!