15 January 2012

Either you RUN the day or the day RUNS you

One more in the bag and I'm still alive and kicking.  Like I quoted last year:  That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.  

I survived my 4th round of the Half Marathon with no injuries aside of sore legs.  At 2:28, not a PR, but at least I came in below 2:30 which was my quasi goal this year.  Not bad considering the lack of training I've done this year and fighting the zombie flu since Christmas.  Not sure yet if I am going to sign up for 2013.  The mind says yes, the knees say hell no.  The run was excellent.  Started out clear and cold (~36 degrees) and warmed up to mid 50s by the end.  Very little wind.  29,000+ runners (I forgot to include the 5K runners in my last count) stepped off at 0700.  More later as I sober up.  

It's all about the shirt


terri said...

I had no doubt you'd make it, but again, I'm seriously impressed with your ability to tackle such a feat with so little training. You should be doubly proud having done this in the wake of the zombie flu.

Anonymous said...

I was sure you would make it as well. :) Congratulations! The weather sounds like it was perfect, although I'm guessin you had to shed some layers throughout the run?? Can't wait to hear more about it. I'd love to be able to finish a half-marathon someday... until then, I'm happy to cheer on those who do. Congrats once again!

"Abby" said...

Great pace! Nice shirt! Nice medal! Was there a zombie flu recent survivor category? I'm glad you had decent weather - celebrate responsibly :D

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Rock Chef said...

Well done! Must have been all that European beer that got you through, in spite of the Zombie Flu!

As a compromise between heart and knees, maybe you should think about going 5k next year?