It is a distance I love.
I have put the miles in.
I am meeting up with and staying with Darlene.
It is my second road trip in my new car.
There is an Expo.
We are going to the pasta dinner which I have never done for a race.
If I finish I get a medal.
It is supposed to be very scenic.
And I'm not going to list the negatives.
I don't want it to be my slowest half ever (and I am truly worried it might be.)
I want to be under a 10 minute pace.
I want to be as close as I can to a 9:30 pace.
I want to enjoy the scenery.
I want to have fun.
The times of my four halves this year:
Random Half Marathon Facts
My slowest half marathon ever was 2:12:10.
My pace in my slowest half this year was 9:54. Yikes that is close to 10.
This is my 18th half and I am proud of that.
This year is the most halves I have done in a year.
My fastest half was 2:00:55 in 2008.
My favorite half marathon ever .......man that is tough. I love love love the VCM relays especially the one I ran with my son. It was simply fantastic. I loved All Women and One Lucky Guy which they have now moved. Boo Hoo. I liked the Big Lake Half the first year I did it (my PR race) but not so much the second as it was poorly organized that year. Probably my favorite is truly the Half at the Hamptons which I have raced in NH the last two Februarys and plan to do again next year. I love winter as you know and doing a half on the ocean in the winter simply rocks my world.
Okay all this thinking about halves is getting me excited. I better go get some sleep so I can get up, pack and be on my way!
Half at the Hamptons!
I'm in pink - doing the first half of
the relay at VCM. My son is on his roof taking