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The Half Mary Report (for Sally)

DeannaS's picture

I raced my second half marathon race yesterday. I was hoping to do it in 2 hours. I absolutely blew myself away by finishing in 1:53:46. That's about 14 minutes faster than my last one. Dorky as it may be, I just about burst into tears at the finish line.

Best part was, it felt good almost the whole way. The last mile, not so much. But, up until then, I really didn't feel like I was pushing it at all.

Now I'm off to bike 55 miles. This training for a half ironman is brutal, t'ain't it?

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52438, reply #1 of 7)

WOW!

I was hoping you would post a tracking number, but I guess they did not have electronic monitoring online available... :-(

I am sooo impressed! I never managed to pull a 2 hour for the half - tried, and tried, but my best was 2h 05' - I am just not able to do it any faster

So, I know exactly how you felt!

you are now training for the Iron Man? WHen is it, and please refresh me on all the distances of that one. It is half marathon at the end, correct?

what about the swimming and biking?

You are awesome!!!!!

 


 


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DeannaS's picture

(post #52438, reply #6 of 7)

Thanks! The half ironman is 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. I did 55.5 miles on the bike today...hurts to walk down steps now. Eek.

It's July 19 - and it's this race: http://www.spiritofracinetri.com/.

(You are correct that yesterday's race had no tracking. I'm not sure if the half ironman does, either.)

I really didn't think I had that time in me, either - but the day was just perfect, and it all went really well. Got to love it when that happens.

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StevenHB's picture

(post #52438, reply #2 of 7)

That's a great time!  Congratulations!


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msm-s's picture

(post #52438, reply #3 of 7)

Not dorky at all to cry! I've seen that plenty before (in photos; I'm not a mrathon runner!)
Congratulations!

MadMom's picture

(post #52438, reply #4 of 7)

Heck, I cried the first time I finished a 10K WALK!  I recently asked my ortho surgeon what exercises I could do.  First thing out of his mind was "you can't run."  I assured him that when I was 12 years old, I couldn't run, so that was no problem.



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Amy's picture

(post #52438, reply #5 of 7)

Deanna that's awesome!!!! My guess is that the swimming and cycling you're doing is improving your overall fitness, which is improving your running. You rock. Where and when is your 1/2 IM?

gardencat's picture

(post #52438, reply #7 of 7)

Congratulations! This is a real accomplishment and I'm glad you are savouring it!

This was Race Weekend here in Ottawa and we had a record number of participants across all the categories. It was a great weekend here, with sunny weather just above 20 degrees (Celsius) and a light wind. I volunteered in the medical tent and we had fewer patients than many years. This was great and meant most runners had a very good time. Records were broken!