I totally did not expect to do that well in the Laguna Hills Half Marathon today. And I certainly did not think I was going to PR, but sometimes all the stars align and
the running gods God feels sorry for you and throws you a bone.
I guess the main reason I didn’t expect to rock this race was that I only signed up because I got a free entry from my running group. Oh, and it was basically down the street from my house. I figured it was free and I didn’t have to go out of my way at all – so I didn’t really prepare for it.
I saw Sarah from Once Upon a Lime in the porta potty line and we both are running another half in 5 days. We agreed that we should take this race easy and “save our legs” for the Saturday race. Well, I didn’t hold up my end of the bargain.
Per usual, I started out way too fast. But, unlike usual I was able to keep it up.
Normally always my legs realize they are moving at speeds more appropriate for someone 2/3 my size and promptly hit a wall to show me who’s boss. Well today my pain receptors were on vacation (probably a Memorial Day road trip) and never realized this.
My previous PR was from Rock N Roll Phoenix at 1:49:28
I’m headed to my mom’s because she wants to go shopping – who am I to turn that down? See ya later