Training Half Marathon, Done!

My training called for a half marathon this weekend. There wasn’t one around here this weekend so I just mapped out a 13.1 mile route on Endomondo and went for it.

03 August 13 Run

I ran a little past 13.1 because I wanted to make sure that I got credit for the full milage.  The hills on my route were killer. As you can see, I ran up hill over a thousand feet all combined. Luckily I get to run down every hill I run up. I have to remind myself of that when I’m going up hill though :). I’m super happy with my run and I’m very happy with my average pace too.


1 – 11:37     8 – 10:41

2 – 11:56     9 – 11:01

3 – 11:27     10 – 11:10

4 – 12:22     11 – 11:02

5 – 11:22     12 – 12:46

6 – 11:55     13 – 11:40

7 – 12:50     Finish – 2:32:47

I’m going to need to come up with a way to get more water during these long runs. With no water stations on the open road, I carry a .5 liter bottle of water with some electrolytes added in. I was able to make it last, taking the last swallow at mile 12 but I needed 3.6 liters for this run.  There are a few markets/convenience stores on this route that I may have to stop at to refill and hydrate. I just hate stopping while I’m running.

I planned on using 6 GUs. One prior to the run and five during the run. I ended up only using three during the run. Partly because I was conserving my water and didn’t think I had enough to wash any more down. I had one at the two, five and eight mile points. I planned on having one at the eleven mile point too but I didn’t think I could spare the water.

I was finally able to round out my Personal Bests with a Half Marathon time.

03 August 13 PB

In October, I’ll be able to add a Marathon time to this list.

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2 thoughts on “Training Half Marathon, Done!

  1. Annabelle

    Very cool! Hydration can be a pain, I think the stops for re-filling your water bottle are totally worth it, if you aren’t able to drink to your thirst (i.e. you run out of water) then you won’t be able to run a workout to the fullest quality, and your recovery may suffer…I stop in drug stores and such to re-fill, it never takes more than 2 mins, so really, my HR is certainly not back to resting. I think over-all the benefits of stopping to get adequate water far outweigh the risks.

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