Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My First Half Marathon

I made the decision a few months ago to run a half marathon and promptly got online and found one in Annapolis for this past weekend. It took me a few weeks to commit, finally pay the money, and sign up but I did it and set out on my official training schedule. All was going well, I was running like crazy and enjoying it. And then about a month and a half ago I got pretty badly injured in a climbing accident which took me out of my training for about 3 weeks (also the reason I haven't taken any new pictures lately). So with only 2 weeks left before the race I hobbled back into my training and got a few more miles on my shoes. 

The big day was on Saturday. It was a cold but bright morning. The race started and finished at the Navy Stadium, coursed through downtown Annapolis and over the Naval Academy Bridge. Since I had never run this far before and my training was a bit screwed up, I wasn't sure how it was going to go down...but it was great! I broke my goal of 2 hours and felt good throughout the entire run. I was quite happy with myself. I just may have to do another one!

These are screen shots from the race page (hope this isn't illegal to post these!)

Paul also competed, he beat me by nearly 11 minutes. He's speedy!


1 comment:

Teagan said...

Wow, Congratulations!!! What a fantastic accomplishment, especially overcoming the injury!