Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another Race Report!

Today I ran the Akron Road Runner Half mary. We really lucked out b/c there was a 70% chance of rain and we managed to complete the race w/o getting wet! Well besides sweaty of course. When I say "we", I mean me and my BIL Tim. If you remember Tim has lost almost 200 lbs and taken up running in the last few years. Because the race was in Akron we had to get up in the 4 o'clock hour and I feel absolutely strung out at this point. I used to be able to come home from a race and just nap the day away, but not anymore now that I am a mom, oh well it is worth it.

I finished the race in 2:13. I really wanted to finish it in under 2:10, so I didn't make my goal, but I am okay with that b/c I didn't feel well at all and my legs were killing me. I stupidly took a new class at the gym on Thursday and it wreaked havoc on my calves they are tender to the touch. I ran as hard as I could, by mile 8 I was pretty sure I was going to puke, I just didn't feel good. But I made it through w/o puking! So yay for that I guess. As always Akron put on a great race, 11000 runners, tons of crowd support and bands and music along the way. Plenty of water stops, GU and portajohns. WE did make one potty stop. I was surrounded by tons of runners the whole race and since my name was on my number I heard lots of Go Monica, which is always nice. At Akron you finish in the minor league baseball stadium which is neat b/c you get to run in to a huge cheering crowd. It was a good day. I wish I had felt better, but they can't all be "A" races. Tim finished a minute faster than me and had a great first half mary experience. The towpath full is coming up in a few weeks and of course I don't feel confident for it at all, but nothing new there.


Trishie said...

congrats on the HIM, monica !

KimZepp said...

Way to go! I'm so glad the rain held off for at least the 1/2 mary runners.
Good luck on the Towpath!

Angela said...

Great job this weekend. It'll come back. And napping when you get home is okay...especially when the baby is sleeping too!

N.D. said...

Great job! This is a great accomplishment!I hear you about napping the day away - no more! haha.

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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