Rock n Roll Half Marathon Weekend
Race Recap Part 2
I got to run with my friend Randi and thank goodness for that. It was HOT and HUMID and I haven't been training. She is very good at keeping me going. I went in with the mindset to just enjoy the race, use it as an opportunity to practice my new running form, and if I needed to walk then I would walk, but I felt GREAT!
I always start out too fast, but this time I was actually able to keep it under control and somehow managed a 8:20ish pace most of the race. The crowd seemed thin but there were some cleaver signs that made me laugh and the local high schools cheerleaders were fun. I made it a point to run down the line and high-five them! I wanted to show them I appreciated them being out so early on such a hot day.
The first couple of miles were HOT and then when we reached the Rudee Inlet Bridge I just kind of got into my groove and the heat wasn’t an issue for me anymore. We made our way down General Booth Blvd and passed the VA Aquarium. I took water and Gatorade at every water stop, something I usually don’t do either, but I knew I had to today. Prior to race day I drank a couple of glasses of water with Nuun. With it being so hot and humid I knew that water alone wouldn’t cut it and I would end up with major stomach issues or worse.
|I carried this for 7.9 miles.|
|Mike and Me at Train|
|Train the band not the machine|