Monday, May 19, 2008

CO Colfax 1/2 Marathon Recap

The race yesterday was very fun for me (minus the 6am start). The weather was perfect and the newly designed course was much flatter than the previous 1/2 marathon course. I usually train on hills, so even the gentle incline felt flat to me.

About 5 miles in, I started getting the feeling that I was going too fast. My fear was that I'd run out of gas too early. Fortunately, that didn't happen and I kept chugging along. I was shooting for a 1:35:00. As you can see, I was very pumped to come under that. My actual chip time was: 1:32:37 (I know...Tanya already gives me a lot of flack about having to be exact down to the second. It's a runner's thing.)

At the finish, I was greeted by Tanya & the girls...and Nana! She's been out visiting and I give them all big props for heading out the door at 6:30am to get downtown and make it to the finish. It's such a cool feeling to be finishing a race and see the faces of your loved ones right there!

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