Saturday, December 4, 2010

OUC Half Marathon Race Recap - PR by over 20 min!

























So today was the OUC Half Marathon. And because I like doing it this way, I will be writing about it in bullet form :D

  • Cold! But perfect. 41* @ the start and warmed up to just about 50* when I finished
  • I ran it in 2:06:52 - a PR by over 20 min!
    • My previous PR was 2:27....
  • I love my marathonfest (training program) pace group! They were amazing.
  • Course was awesome. Except when a lady cop told us at mile 10 that there were no more bricks, and then more bricks appeared around mile 11. Not cool
  • Pretty good crowd support for a local race
  • I'm really sore....
  • I thought I was going to puke the last mile. I learned that I need to drink water and not gatorade at the water stop at mile 12 if I'm planning on sprinting the last mile. 
  • I tried to make a conscious effort to vocally thank every policeman I saw on the route :)
  • At mile 7ish my fingers weren't working because they were cold and when I went to grab a water cup from a volunteer I ended up dumping it all over him (he was like 12 years old) AND then I yelled Sh*t in front of of everyone. Yeah... whoops. I guess the mouth-filter was frozen too. <--- Super embarrassing!
  • My parents took me to an AWESOME brunch afterward. Mimosas taste really good after half marathons :D
  • Splits:
    • Mile 1: 9:56
    • Mile 2: 9:54
    • Mile 3: 9:25
    • Mile 4: 10:00
    • Mile 5: 9:42
    • Mile 6: 9:24
    • Mile 7: 10:02
    • Mile 8: 10:01
    • Mile 9: 9:59
    • Mile 10: 9:40
    • Mile 11: 9:37
    • Mile 12: 9:08
    • Mile 13: 8:23
Other Running News:
  • Got my new shoes today (Brooks Adrenaline 11's)
    • they didn't feel as good as my old ones do but bear in mind I tried these on after my half marathon today so I'm not sure any shoe would have felt good. My feet really hurt and I had blisters. Store guy told me to try them for a couple weeks and if they don't work bring 'em back. I hope they work though because I don't want to have to change models!

12 comments:

  1. Holy smokes thats a HUGE PR! Congrats!!

    My best HM time is about 2:21, I'd love a 2:06. Now i'm envious...

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  2. Wow, seriously impressive PR! Great job...

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  3. Awesome job! See what happens when you take care of yourself! So inspiring!

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  4. Wow, great job on that PR! That's a HUGE amount of time to take off a half.

    Hope you enjoy those new shoes! :)

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  5. Grats on the PR. Looking forward to seeing how you like the 11's. I'm on my third pair of 10s and I'm weary to switch.

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  6. woohoo!!! and you beat me on my pr up in dallas by 6sec!!!

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  7. Congrtulations! Amazing job!!

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  8. Well done girl! That is a MAJA PR!!! You killed it! Way to go!!!! I'm so happy you are loving your marathonfest peeps. :)

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  9. Somehow I missed your report. That is a terrific improvement and you are getting faster every day. Spilling water on the kid was hilarious and everthing tastes great after a race.

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  10. GREAT race, Lauren!! Excellent job! I just tagged you in my most recent post, it's a fun little survey if you wanna do it! Good way to get to know your bloggy friends!

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  11. Woo-hoo, congrats! You came back stronger! Rest and running groups will do that to ya. Keep it up girlie :)

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