Ran my first Half Marathon race this morning in Kansas City.
It was beautiful, fun, and easy.
I was surprised with my race results and how easy 13.1 felt, after that 20 miler two weeks ago.
Seems like this training thing has actually made me more in shape (despite how I might look or my weight).
I finished five minutes or so after the first place male full marathon finished.
So a crowd of about 300 people cheered for me furiously as a crossed the finish line (as if I were the first elite female marathoner). I doubt they really thought this, but I like to pretend.
Here is my approx. time (which included only one potty break at the beginning).
I ran the first 9 miles with a complete stranger named Darcy who was going my pace. It's amazing how runners know how to connect quickly especially when they need someone to help them with the boredom of a long race.
2:45:00 around a 12:35 minute mile pace
(farely hilly course)
Come to Kansas City and run our Marathons, they are full of local jazz bands, volunteers, and just small enough to make it feel special.