Sunday, March 14, 2010

Amazed and Delighted - sub 2 hour half marathon

Last week I blogged, "I would be amazed and delighted to run this pace for the half marathon, finishing at a total time of 1:59."

And here I am having done just that. I finished a half marathon in 1:59:32 (9:07 pace).
This completely blew me away and I did it with my brother Eddie running with me illegally handing me fuel and words of encouragement. The last three miles I ran negative splits!
8:40, 8:50, 8:40!

My brother Eddie coached me through the whole race by my side and really helped me push a consistent pace all the way to the end. It felt great to finish so much faster than my last race in Sept, which was 2:27!

Just goes to show you how much faster you can get when your train consistently and have great support around you. Now what should I do next?

3 comments:

sharalyns said...

Congrats, Lady! What an amazing accomplishment! And kudos to your brother for helping you push the envelope! :-)

(Did I use enough !!!! ?)

Jenny said...

Well I have no idea what you should do next, but that is amazing! Congrats!

KFox said...

Wow, that is amazing! I ran my first half this Sunday and it took me 2hrs 23 mins. My aim for next year will be sub 2 hrs....better step it up a notch with the training haha!