I know, I know … its been a while. Remember me? I’m that chick that used to write that blog you used to read. I have no excuse. I will do better.
Yesterday I completed my 5th Half Marathon!
This was a local Half Marathon in its first year. Last year the same race offered a 5K and a 10K, I did the 10K. This year they stepped it up to a 5K and a Half Marathon.
I did not train for this race, my thought was that I would go out and have a good time and see what I can do on a whim. But honestly, I’ve been feeling unmotivated lately to follow a strict training plan. For the past couple of races (Mercedes Half and this one) I’ve not been able to bring myself to follow a regimen. Sometimes I enjoy the structure of a plan, and other times I find that it takes the fun out of it. Lately I’ve been all about the fun!
As I wrote on DailyMile …
My splits were: 7:28, 7:47, 7:35, 7:33, 7:40, 7:42, 7:43, 7:50, 8:02, 8:01, 8:06, 8:20, 8:07.
I finished in 1:42:28.
Can you see that wall?
My biggest problem, and one that I must remedy before running any more big races, is that my feet hurt soooo bad when I run more than about 8 miles. The friction of my sock rubbing against my shoe is unbearable pain. I’ve tried every type of running sock that I can think of and no matter what this happens. I need to get this problem resolved immediately! Any suggestions?
The one thing I haven’t tried is wearing more than 1 pair of socks for extra cushion. Anyone have any experience with that? I’m afraid it will make my shoes too tight, but I’m willing to give it a try.
All in all, I’m proud of my race. Happy to have another Half Marathon under my belt and happy for another day with the ability to run.