Since I’m trying to do this new thing where I’m social with other people besides my dog I invited myself to drive to the race with Margot and Sarah. Margot drove, Sarah provided the dope tunes, I
told jokes that would make a sailor blush took blurry pictures.
Last night I checked the course map for the Ho-Ho-Holiday Half Marathon. I found something that said it was hilly. But, Sarah insisted it was not and I wanted to believe her, so I did. Turns out – she’s a liar.
Or in denial. Either way it wasn’t good.
The race was held at the Fairplex in Pomona. I thought the fair was still going on and was hoping to end the day with a stick of fried butter (<- yes I’ve eaten one).
Sarah put on her serious running face to warm up.
Pre-race we’re all smiles because we’ve let ourselves believe
Sarah ’s lie that this will be a flat race.
My goal was to maintain even splits, but it wasn’t super easy to do on this course (plus I started out too fast again). But here they are for my own reference:
13.11 – 1:48:09 – Average pace 8:15
Mile 1: 8:14
Mile 2: 8:18
Mile 3: 8:04
Mile 5: 8:16
Mile 6: 8:22
Mile 7: 8:21
Mile 8: 8:22
Mile 9: 8:21
Mile 10: 8:21
Mile 11: 8:35
Mile 12: 8:16
Mile 13: 7:42 (!)
*I am proud of myself for staying more consistent than normal. My LB times went from 8:09 to 10:19 minute miles!! So, this is progress.
This isn’t a PR, but I learned a few things in this race and that was my goal I’m still not good at pacing, but the more I run the more I realize the important of pacing, fueling and not going out too fast.
One the way home I stopped to meet up with Ben and some friends who were having lunch. And had a
little snack post shower.
Now I have a few errands to run and boot camp to get ready for (!!!). See ya later
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