Monday, November 23, 2009

Half Marathon - It's Official!

So, I officially signed up for the Thunder Road Amica Insurance Half Marathon today. The race is December 12, 2009 - race start is 7:50am. I was procrastinating...a lot. I kept hemming and hawing as to whether or not I was going to run. Another running buddy and I talked about just running with Cheryl and Janelle to support them. Then I got to thinking - if I'm going to go 13.1 miles, I need it to be officially recorded somewhere! That's a lot of miles!

The cut off pace for this course is 13:45 - if you can't maintain that pace, they will pull you from the race. They can only have the roads closed for so long, and they don't want to put any runners in danger. For the two practice runs we've done, I think I've maintained a pace of 12:30 or less (Nike+ wasn't calibrated for the first run, and then the second run the iPod froze up on me - ugh!). If I can stay between 11:30 - 12:30, I think I'll be just fine with my final time. I know where the hills are, so I know where I need to conserve and where I can push. We shall see! :)

3 comments:

Lorian said...

Yahoo! Good for you! You are official and that will give you enough motivation to finish with no problem. Happy training!!

Tazzee said...

Yay You!!!

I've finally moved to week 2 of the couch 2 5K program. Yesterday was day 1 and it was tough but I made it through. I still haven't signed up for a run yet - I need to...

Marilie said...

Cool! Just take it one day at a time. I caught a cold while in VA for Thanksgiving and was not able to run my 9 miles on Saturday. :(