This was the largest race I’ve ever run in and I made sure I was prepared. I put in the miles and focused on the mechanics. I was ready to go and I was going for a personal record. Two factors I couldn’t control caused my plan to go off track…humidity and a head cold. It didn’t end the way I hoped, but it was fun.
I was shooting for a half below 2 hours, but I came in at 2:08. I held tough for the first 8 miles and had the goal in my grasp, but then the wheels came off. I couldn’t breath and nothing was helping so I slowed down. I so wanted to walk or even stop, but I found a pace that I could handle and just pushed through.
In most races it seems you end up alone and just pushing your pace…not this race. The streets were lined with people cheering and I always had a group of runners around me. While I didn’t get the personal record I was looking for I still had a blast. The medal made it feel all better and I’ll go for that personal record again down the road.
Decide to dominate!