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.