Jun. 5th, 2011

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So, just to update, I just got home from my half marathon. Ran it all, finishing in 2:32, close enough to my goal of 2:30 that I'm not going to complain. Besides it was 70 degrees at the start, with heat steadily rising and sunny, hilly stretches at the end. Considering I started training in January in 6 degrees, that's quite a change.

I also now know what happens if you're still in line for the porta-potty when the start gun goes off. Pretty much nothing.

There were only about 20 porta-potties for a couple thousand runners, and we got in line just after 8 a.m. (with race time at 8:30) and were still four or five people back when the race began. But of course with chip timing, the clock starts for you when you cross the start line, and ends when you cross the finish.

As it was, myself and two other women in our group finished up, walked over to the start ... and there were still a couple hundred people still making their way to the start line. We just zipped into the group with them and started going.

Next up: I've got 3 triathlons (sprint distance) I'm signed up for this summer. I'm also hoping to do an Olympic distance Tri in August. (Sprints are .5 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run. Olympic is .9 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 10k run.) I'm also signed up to run the half-marathon at the Detroit International Marathon in October, when it should be much cooler. And I'm still debating doing the Las Vegas half-marathon in December. (It's at night, along the strip.)


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