Hey y’all!! Happy Sunday to ya!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful, just fabulous weekend, I really do!! Thanks for all of your race support!! You guys are seriously THE BEST and although this (i.e. Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon) wasn’t my race, so-to-speak, I’m incredibly thankful for y’all in my life! Yep, I use y’all and you guys interchangeably!
This is the letter I wrote to my coach about my half marathon:
Hey! I stayed with the 7:15 pace group for the first 6.5 miles and started to fade back some but kept them in sight with 45 seconds – 1:00 gap. Around mile 10, I started to fade really bad. I stopped a couple of times to walk to get my legs back under me. I felt that if I did not stop and walk some, I would not have made it through the race. I was able to pick up the pace on the nice downhill and hung on for the last mile. I finished up 1:37:49 which was a second faster than Shamrock, but I am very disappointed. I was in limbo as to what pace to run. I thought I could keep the 7:15 group within 30 seconds, but I started to break. My legs felt tired all week and they never felt under me during the race. I feel that I want to redeem myself and do another 1/2. What do you think about Richmond?
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t upset and haven’t been crying since I crossed the finish line because I am and I have. I was on pace to run a 1:35:30, but then walked for about 1.5 minutes; therefore, blew up my pace. My legs gave out today, but despite this and despite my (only) 1 second PR, I’m still looking forward to redeeming myself November 15th at the Richmond Half Marathon! Yep, I just signed up! I guess a PR is still a PR, so I’m thankful for that!! Thanks for your sweet support!! XOXO!!