Rochester Half Marathon - Working On It
I'm working on posting, but I have so much to catch up on, it will take me a while!
For now... check THIS out. This is what I did on Sunday and Haley has already written about it!
Ok, so glad Haley posted about this... now my side of the story... years later!
I had started training for the ragnar, that was going to be my big race for the year, was thining about running my first marathon in the fall.
I drove to Rochester Friday night, it was pretty late already. I slept over at Haleys and we got up bright and early. I didn't sleep well, because I'm always afraid I'll oversleep.
We met at a convention center... after picking up her friend Eileen.
I dressed for cold, I have a hard time getting warm if I get chilled so I prefer to over dress! I did get too warm during the race, but just dealt with it.
As we started the three of us ran w/ the 1:40 pacer. I had so much adrenaline I held back at first, then just had to go. So, I mostly ran this course by myself.
Rochester is beautiful! It was a beautiful run. Very hilly! I'm not used to that, so that ate up some time and energy for me.
At a mile or two out I saw Eileen and the 1:40 pacer, crap! I didn't have much left in the tank, but I kept going. She passed me. I was aching to take off my jacket, but alas, no one to give it to!
I finished at 1:41:22, close to the 1:40 time.
When I saw the results, that I finished second in my age group, I about fell over! Let's review my history... I don't place!
I was super happy, very proud! Quite the improvement from the last half marathon I ran!
Right after the race we drove home. I was freeeeeezing... always am unless I can get out of my clothes. I drove home to Buffalo! Uneventful, but so fun to do with my running friend! So glad we did it!