Sunday, November 4, 2012
Today didn't really go the way I had hoped. Placed in corral E, I thought I had a good position in the corral. I started out with a decent first few miles. Had I been able to keep it up I would have done great. Around mile 4 and again at mile 7 my knee just went crazy. I haven't ever felt this pain before. I've worked through blisters and muscle pain, but never joint pain. The crowded start led to a first mile pace, very inconsistent but given the knee pain, I'm happy with it. Mile 1: 10:57 Mile 2: 8:45 Mile 3: 9:04 Mile 4: 9:13 Mile 5: 9:53 Mile 6: 12:22 Mile 7: 11:33 Mile 8: 12:07 Mile 9: 17:12 That last mile is certainly what did me in. otherwise I'd have been just over 1:30:00 Anyway, the sweatshirt is so awesome. Great fit. The chocolate after the race was very tasty. Check out my review here on Yelp!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Hoping for a 1:30 time. I've run 10 miles at this pace, so I think it's reasonable to expect 90 minutes for 9.3 miles. So I've set up a playlist in iTunes for the race. I've got plenty of music, this is assuming that I'll be skipping songs that don't fit the pace. I had about 6 beers in me when I made the list, so I hope it's not slow stuff!!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
After running a half-marathon race last weekend in Racine Wisconsin, I'm going to run the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago Illinois just 8 days later. This one should be fun. I've heard it's a huge race, lots of runners so it's not a place to try and set a personal best. In a 9.3 mile race, I'm really hoping to get below a 9:30 pace.