Saturday, May 17, 2008

Alive!

I survived the half marathon, but as I predicted, it was a long 13.1 miles. 2:31:36 long to be exact. I had hoped for a 10 minute mile pace, and kept with that through the first seven miles. But as the table shows, miles 8-13 were not kind. There were hills that slowed my running to a crawl, and eventually forced me to insert some walking. I did manage to run the last 1.1 miles continuously, though it was very slow. My last 5k was a laughable 41:56, almost twice what I can normally run that distance. I am now going to put on some Biofreeze that the free masseuse gave me, and go to bed.

Mile Pace
1 -- 9:51
2 -- 9:42
3 -- 9:52
4 -- 10:23
5 -- 10:13
6 -- 10:12
7 -- 10:21
8 -- 11:56 (big hill)
9 -- 13:11 (started walking)
10 - 13:58
11 - 13:31
12 - 14:45 (make the hurting stop)
13 - 12:24 (I have a little pride)

Average Pace: 11:35

3 comments:

Waterfall said...

Congratulations on your half-marathon!

Scott said...

Thanks. I plan to run in another one in October, hopefully in much better condition after the summer running club.

Marc Geelhoed said...

Congratulations! Half-marathons are a lot of hard work.