Sunday, March 10, 2013
i finally had a chance to the celebrate half marathon this morning. i had signed up to run this race a couple of times over the past few years, yet never actually got to run it. today we had great weather for the race - which is basically a lollipop loop course, with a couple of decent climbs in what is basically rolling terrain.
i had a conservative target of running a sub-1:50, but when all was said and done i couldn't maintain a sub-9 minute pace. i finished with a 1:51:59, 9:05 overall pace. while i was definitely overdressed (it was a mistake to wear the vest), the major issue was my continuing inability to kick off my right foot. this is a combination of the compartment syndrome that continues to bedevil me and the low weekly mileage i've been running this winter (probably more of the latter).
but, under the circumstance, i was still pleased with the outcome. it was a solid run on a challenging course. hopefully, when i run more weekly mileage and rebuild my base this spring, the race times will improve :D
here are the race results from cool running.
the rest of my photos are posted on facebook.