Friday, October 12, 2007
My World Wife Half marathon
I had originally planned to run my 1/2 marathon for the World Wide Half on Saturday, but well, I became a bit more motivated as I hit the road on Wednesday. I had a Clif Shot (my first one) and decided to hit the road. I felt good as I ran and decided to go the distance and get the 13 miles out of the way. As you can see, I hit my peak around 8 miles (close to 8:15/mile) and then dropped to 9:09/mile at the very end. I was definitely tired when it was over, but not too bad.
I was a bit disappointed in my time. I would have liked to see it a few minutes faster. The general conversion for a 1/2 to a full marathon is 2x 1/2 marathon time + 10 minutes. That'd put me at exactly 4 hours, which is my goal for February.
That said, this is the longest I've ever run and for the longest time, so I guess I shouldn't complain. And, this allows me to take it a bit easier on Saturday/Sunday, though I think I'll still try to get some decent runs in--just not 13 miles.
And I'm into another state--Ohio. It didn't take much to get me through West Virginia, and now I'm on Rt. 70 through Ohio.