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