I ran 1:32:58 in the Scenic City Half Marathon this morning (in Chattanooga). I was the 2nd place woman, 1st in my age group, 39th overall. While I PRed and I’m excited about that, I feel I could have run a lot better. I went out too fast and was completely spent by the end. My low low goal was to PR, which I did. My main goal was to break 1:30 (about a 6:50 pace) but to at least run a 7 min pace, which would be 1:31:45. So yes, I was a bit slower than I hoped. Coming into this race I had said if I broke 1:30 that I would not run the half in Pensacola on April 11 but that if I didn’t, I would try again. At this point, the race is a bit too fresh, my legs hurt too bad (4+ miles of the race was on concrete, which is even harder on your legs than running on asphalt roads), and I have a killer headache – so in my mind I’m thinking do I really want to run another half in 6 weeks???
But yes, I do. I feel the need for redemption. Not at all that today was horrible – I just think I can do better and want to.
Covenant’s team ran today as well, which was so much fun! Also, my sister-in-law, Liza, had a GREAT race! – her 1st ever half, she ran 1:35, while her goal had been 1:45!!!