12:30pm - Get in the car with T and drive to Moncton to run the 1/2 Marathon on October 25th. Yes...I'm the crazy person who is race director one day and race participant the next. There were quite a few of us going. My friend Susan, Heather (Girl Goes Running) was coming to cheer as her husband ran the full, and Samantha was going for under 4 in the marathon. We were all staying in the same hotel and it would be my first race that I had ever travelled to!
Let me say this right up front....I had NOT trained for this 1/2 marathon. I did a 13k run for Rum Runners the end of September, I fit a 16km run in 3 weeks ago, and then one 5 and 6k. That's it. Talk about not prepared! Oh well...let's see what happens.
7:40am - The journey from hotel room to start line....hop in the elevator...down 5 flights...bam...right at the start line.
The route was flat...completely flat. It was a mix of pavement and trail. My plan A was to hit under 2 hours (a 9 minute PB), plan B was to just get a PB. The weather was overcast, 10 degrees or so, and a bit windy.
|IT bands were ready to go|
With 1 kilometer left, I told myself to just do it....again I tried...and then I saw T running towards me. She had come back...and she wasn't letting me give up. I yelled at her to shut up, I told her I couldn't run...I had to walk....and she said NOPE! The head wind was horrible that last kilometer but I did what T told me and I finished. Those finish photos are NOT going to look pretty when they arrive!!
Heather found me at the end and asked why I was unhappy....I hadn't reached my Plan A goal...yes it was a 4 minute PB but not the one I was hoping for.
|I've always wanted a blanket...LOL|
|Really not hard to see where the wheels came off. Damn|