Saturday, October 17, 2009

1st Half-Marathon

For some reason, I had the brilliant idea this year of running a half marathon.  I've always enjoyed running, and have done my fair share of laps around a track and 5K's, so a half marathon just seemed like the next logical thing to do I guess.

Let me tell you, 13.1 miles is a LONG WAYS to run.  But I did it!  I "trained" for several months before the Kansas City Marathon (which was October 17th) using Hal Higdon's training schedule I found on the internet.  It worked, I guess.  I mean, I finished! It took me just under 2 hours to complete in the cold and rainy weather. 

1 hour, 54 minutes, and 56 seconds, to be exact. (8 minutes and 47 seconds avg pace/mile.)  

There were 2,176 females total.  I was number 315 to cross the line, and was 87th out of 663 in my age division.  Not terrible, I guess.  Certainly not great, and definitely slower than I was hoping for.  But I'll take it for my first attempt at a half marathon.

For official race results,CLICK HERE
This is the only decent picture I could (illegally) get from the internet.  None were good enough to pay the sky-high price to actually get a non-blurry version... So this will have to do!