Sunday, September 20, 2009
This morning I ran the Mansfield YMCA half-marathon that was held in Lexington,OH on the B&O bike trail. My goal was to run a 7:30 pace which is the pace I ran my last marathon in. There was about 40 runners so no real pressure except what I put on myself and the goals I set. The first two miles were right at 7:30 pace and felt a little strained. I'm thinking to myself that I'd be lucky to stay at that pace, but as I kept running the pace became easier and I was able to pick it up at the turn around point. Actually by mile 8, I was able to run negitive splits and kept it that way the rest of the race. The last half of the race became real comfortable which made me think that I started out way to slow. Ended up averaging a 7:16 min. pace which wasn't to bad after last weekend's 6 hr. run. My time was a 1:35.03 placing 5th overall and 2nd for the women with 1st in the old lady divisionLOL Congrats goes to Richie and Michelle placing 1st for the men and women! After the race, I went to the Y and swam a mile and a fourth very slowly which should help with the recovery. Thanks to the people who put the race together, it was a good one!!