Post Half Marathon report 2014
Sorry to disappoint everyone but I didn't croak on the course today. Despite my serious lack of training and motivation, I managed to limp across the finish line this morning without too much drama or the assistance of the local EMS.
I was able to wrap it up with a 2:33 time (that translates into a 11:42 pace for those serious runners out there). Not a PR (personal record), but not my worst time. Within the window of expectation. Kinda pisses me off to think how I might have done better if I had been more serious about my training. Despite my lack of training, I made it across the finish line with a decent time.
The weather was obscenely incredible. Temps at the start were around 55, clear skies, full moon, light wind. You could't pay for better conditions.
I will regale everyone with the course report later (if interested) but, for now, I am uber sore. This one had a smorgasbord of different ailments/pains to accompany the run. Hot spots on the feet. Leg cramps around mile 7. Back spasm between miles 8 - 9. Groin pull around mile 10. Spent the last 2.5 miles running/limping my way to the end line. Not much left in the tank at the end, but I did manage to stumble across the finish line with some sense of dignity, despite feeling the old joints. #6 in the bag. Not sure if I have a seventh one in me.
I got a massage afterwards that helped take the edge off. It may be the scotch talking, but I have to admit, I am feeling all of 56++ right now.