half marathon. i completed my first half-marathon today. it took me 2hr 26mins, which, although not a blazing speed, met my expectations of coming in under 2.30. i felt pretty good afterwards, but must have been more dehydrated than i realized. after i had lunch i had a crushing headache. otherwise my left knee is a bit sore, and my legs are tired, but nothing i didn't expect.
the weather and the course were fantastic. it was probably mid 50s during the start (8am) and much of the course was shaded. i felt really good through the first 7 miles. the next two i had to push through, then everything seemed to hurt at 10 miles. Once i hit mile 12, i gave it everything i had left and finished strong.
Monday, October 08, 2007
running. i've still be training for the half marathon coming up in a couple weeks. this morning i ran 8 miles. i had hoped to do 10, but it just started to hurt too much. i had been training more in the afternoon and it seems like i tend to run better at that time of day. the race will be in the morning, so i'll have to get better for morning runs.