Sunday, December 1, 2013
Ran the half marathon today at Woodley Park in 2:06:05. Not so bad for my very first foot race ever after only a few weeks of training and the fact that I am still nursing a tweaked knee and a sprained butt from the bike crash.
I was still a little nervous last night about how things would work out, but once I got to the park this morning and did a couple of warm up runs in the parking lot, I knew I had it. The knee didn’t really bother me too much today, maybe that’s starting to heal finally and the butt sprain was only a problem on the few little downhills on the course.
The course was 2 circuits of a 6.55 mile loop. A barefoot runner passed me early the first time around and I kept him in sight almost to the turnaround then he got a little too far ahead. My wife said he finished maybe two minutes before me.
I’m feeling really good about coming so close to my 2 hour goal while running injured. I’d like to find another convenient half to run before the Marathon in March.
I was moving around pretty well most of the day today, too, but I expect to be a little stiff in the morning.
Here’s what I ate today:
- Real Deal Oatmeal
- Post Run:
- Green Smoothie, banana, small granola bar
- Beans & Greens, Potato Pancakes
- More birthday cake
- 2x Anchor Steam Beer
- Feta Cheese with crackers
- Portabello Mushroom Burger
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Glass of Cabernet
I really relaxed for the holiday weekend…it shows on the scale and in the mirror. The week coming up with also be challenging.