Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Another Half Marathon!: AZ Distance Classic

This is almost 2 weeks late...but my computer has been acting up. And therefore, I haven't been able to blog!

I raced the AZ distance classic half marathon March 23! I figured I better race recap before my 10 mile trail race on Saturday! My final time was 1:51 - with an 8:29/mile average. This is my 3rd time doing this race. Every time I forgot how hilly it is!

Mile 8-10 were brutal. I went from doing 8:20's to 9:00's. So shaving my time down to 8:30 in the end made me satisfied!

I finished my full marathon in January with such a bitter taste in my mouth, that I needed a redeem myself.

I have to be honest this is the best I've ever physically felt after a race! I wasn't nauseated or sick to my stomach like usual.

A crazy thing about the conditions in this race was the drastic temperature change. It went from 46 degrees F at the start @ 7 am. It was 79 degrees at  the finish line @ 8:51 am! Some of the people complained about the heat, but to be honest - I was too focused on pushing myself up those crazy inclined hills to notice the heat!

I really went into this race with a calm head. I went into this race just to have fun, and that I did! I didn't kill myself to PR. I didn't get upset that I didn't PR. This race was all about enjoying a good run with a beautiful course...and that's what I got!

I unfortunately don't have any pictures of this one...since I didn't have any "cheerleaders" on the course. And the race photos have "ORO VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHY" written all over them.

My next race?

Impromptu Trail race this Saturday! I've been wanting to do this one for years...and finally I realized I have a free Saturday, so I signed up on the fly!

Wish me luck! 1st Trail race I've ever done. I'm excited though, as I love trail running!

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Congrats on running a strong race! It's great that you felt good afterwards, especially since it was such a hot day! That is crazy how much the temps changed over the course of the race! I think it's fun to go into a race with a goal of enjoying yourself. And I think your pace is awesome! You are definitely a speedster!

Good luck with your trail race! It looks like our SF race will be a trail race and that will probably be my first one.