Ran my second half marathon today. It went pretty well all things considered. The first four miles were completely uphill, and I lost a lot of time. By the time those four miles were done, I felt like I had already run ten. Plus, I had to run extra hard to make up time. After about 8.5 miles, I completely hit a wall. I was completely spent, and felt like the course had completely defeated me. I decided to slow it way down and just try to regroup. I was able to run the entire way, and my time was 1:58:20. That is almost exactly a 9:00 min/mile pace. I was hoping to be a little faster, but hey, I ran this half marathon 34 minutes faster than my last (shaved about 2.5 minutes off every mile).
Special thanks to my friend Lindsey who ran the race with me! She's a rockstar!
P.S. Don't knock the compression sleeves...they are very effective!
Also, nevermind the huge bags under my eyes. It was a rough morning.