Saturday, March 21, 2009

Canyonlands Half Marathon

Race Day went great! My conservative goal was 1:45, optimistic 1:40. I had everything prepared and rode the bus up with my good friend Heidi. It was funny to look up in the rocks on the hillside and see people everywhere. We got going, parted ways after a minute or two and off I went. I felt really good and wasn't sure about holding the pace the whole race, but I did. I ran with a really nice guy Jonathan, from the running club I'm with that was a great pacer for several miles. The last 2 miles I was feeling it pretty good, but hung on to finish in 1:39. 2 minutes off my PR, but for this hilly course I was really pleased with it.

Hammer Gel 15 min before
Hammer Gel mile 6, 11