Last minute race & a surprise PR
So after accidentally doing an almost 13 mile run two weeks ago, I decided what the heck, I should just do an actual race. I did a google search and found there was a 1/2 marathon in North Conway, NH (one of my favorite places) October 28th. I figured this was the perfect opportunity for Rich and I to head up north and get some biking in and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
Because I was doing this race solely for fun, I decided I would take a picture during each of my walking breaks (every 7 mins). This way instead of a full race writeup, all of you could see the race directly from my eyes. Hope you enjoy the photo journey below!
It was pretty cold the morning of the race, and while I knew I would quickly warm up, it was supposed to stay cloudy, so I decided to throw on a thin long sleeve. That was my first mistake, as I had to strip it off before I even reached mile 2! Also, I got caught in the stream of people and the beautiful surroundings and lost track of where I was, so I forgot to take my Island Boost until after the half way point (was planning to take it somewhere around mile 4-5). Miles 8-10 were probably the toughest for me, as I was struggling mentally…I was almost bored from being out there “by myself” so long. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for better weather, and I ended up getting a PR without even trying. What could be better then that?
-click on individual pictures to see them full size
Posted on November 1, 2012, in Fitness, Racing, Running and tagged finish line, fun, half marathon, new hampshire, NH 1/2 marathon, photo journey, PR, race, recap, white mountains. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.