Monday, October 10, 2011

Denver Half Recap

AHHHH...it's over! I am happy to not be on a schedule for awhile and at the same time gearing up for another race. I was already on McMillian figuring out my times.

I ran the Denver Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in 1:44:54!!! Here's the thing I am soooo happy to have broken that 1:45 barrier that has been in my way for the last year. I ran a 1:40 in 2009 but it was a downhill course.  I have been struggling with the half distance since May 2011 so I am very pleased with this time!

I think I went out too fast. grrrr....It took awhile to warm-up and then after the hill towards the end of mile 3 I felt good! I ran some nice splits...then mile 11.5 came and I was dying! Ugh... there were hills (which I have trained for) but didn't have the strength. I was trying to be mentally tough but body was hurting and it just didn't fall into place.

I ran this same course in 2006 and ran a 1:47:35 so actually when I stop worrying about others' times and focus on ME I ran great and felt great too!

I was disappointed in the runners a little. During races I like to run with someone just for awhile and work together. Do you know what I mean? Usually people like it and it's usually positive for both people. Well I tried that during the race and people just took off. It's like dude it's ok calm down. Whatever....

My new plan is to run the Phoenix full marathon February 19th! I am so excited to train and run a full marathon. I haven't run one since 2005. I know training will be tough as well as the race but it's time to face the fear after my poor race in 2005.


At the Expo! I will say Rock'n' Roll races have good expos!

Before the race!


Arvada Running Club Gals!They ROCK!


5 comments:

  1. Awesome job at the half! You are one speedy lady! I'll be excited to follow your training for the full. Now enjoy some down time!

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  2. Congratulations, that is a great time!! I know about those past time demons ... I once ran in teh 140's but injury for over a year really zapped me of everything.

    I followed a few people who I thought had a good pace here and there, but never have worked with anyone specifically.

    The marathon date looks great, gives you a little time to enjoy the running and not a demanding schedule.

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