Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In Today's Newspaper

Today there was an article in the newspaper on the people from our town ( region ) who ran the Half Marathon last Saturday....

Under the picture of my partner and I it says that the Editor and Sports Photographer from the Newspaper ran the marathon.

Here are the times of the few runners from our town.
I was put into the 40/45 year age group...BUT AM 49!!!!
My partner came in ONE minute behind me and not 3 like she thought.
I see some woman in the age group of 50/55years came in under 2 hours....so that's my next goal!! 21km in 2hours....LOL....

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

First half marathon...

Saturday I ran my first ever Half marathon with my neighbor who has already run 3 half marathons and one full marathon....
She decided to do this Half to support me with my first one.
This is a photo of us before of the run...I was feeling calm, but took many trips to the toilet as we went to a party the night before, and although I went to bed early I think the foods had lots of salt on it so when I woke up I noticed in my face I was swollen from water retention and knew I would need the loo a lot more than normal.
I'm not going to bore you with the details of the race as I am doing that on my other private blog and online group.

The race started at 10.10am
It was hot and very humid
Did 5km in 27 mins
10km in 55 mins
Full half marathon in 2 hours and 5 mins.
I was glad with it was all over!!!!!!!!!!!
When I stopped running I noticed my one toe was sore, never felt it while I ran.
My right thigh was really sore, felt it start giving me trouble around 8km into the run, but tried not to give it much focus.
I had put Vaseline under my arm area, but having worn a jacket to the venue all the Vaseline was off and I never put the jar in my bag, so had two very very sore and chaffed under arms...

Will I run this distance again...

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.