Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Worcester Half Marathon Race Recap

It has taken me awhile to process this event and to put it into words.

Yes, I am glad it is done.

Yet, I am sad it is done.

There's almost a feeling of post-Christmas letdown.

I feel unsure of what to do next.

I regret some parts of the race and I wish I could have a do-over.  I certainly didn't run my fastest pace.  Not even close.  I didn't push myself.  I was so worried about not being able to finish so I took it sloooow and steady.  (Always running, never once walking.)  But now looking back, I realize I went too slow.  I didn't challenge myself enough. 

Which only makes me more determined for next time.

Yesterday, I started looking for another half marathon to run this summer.  (Yes, really.)

I need redemption.  I need to beat Sunday's 2hr 24min finish time.  Because I absolutely can.

(For the record, my first and second half marathon times were run when I was 15 pounds lighter 2:03 and 2:09, respectively.)

At the same time though, trust me, I do realize that simply going out and running a half marathon is an accomplishment in itself.  I AM proud of that.

But watch out Half Marathon #4, I'm comin' for ya...SOON!



Angella said...


Proud of you! Too bad we didn't live closer - I might be inspired to run more than 10K. :)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS! Who cares how fast you went---you ran 13 miles! Crazy!

I know you are anti-walking during a run, but I swear it makes me run SO MUCH faster---I just wrote about it b/c it's allowed me to dream (and do) distances I never thought possible. Might be worth adding that type of training to see if it helps at all?

(btw, would love to find another 5k to bump into you at this summer!)

Tara said...

Congrats! That's awesome?

Tara said...

Not supposed to be a ?, but an ! :)

Tara said...

Congrats! That's awesome?

amanda said...

seriously dude you are a bad ass. a) bc you did it and b) bc you want to do it again.

ps. thanks for checking in. i appreciate you!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! You did an awesome job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! You did an awesome job!


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