Sunday, April 29, 2012

Three Half Marathons in 5 weeks :)

I've run three half marathons in the past 5 weeks:

3/25 Rock CF 2:22:37
Martian 2:12:09
4/28 Let's Move 2:10:26

Honestly, I have really enjoyed them all!  When I was training for my first full in Detroit last October I remember telling someone that once I run this full, I think I'll find that I love the half most!  Kinda true :)  Martian was by far the most fun, since so many of my friends were there and I didn't really focus on my own race until mile 9 or so.

During both Rock CF and Martian I felt really good and didn't feel like I was going to die throughout the race.  Let's Move I was more exhausted and a bit uncomfortable during race, due to focusing on pushing myself from the get go, trying to stay under 10min/miles the entire time.

I'm a numbers person, so I was excited to check out my splits from these races.  I had a mini-heart attack today with my garmin wouldn't connect to the computer or even turn on.  But after ignoring it for a few hours, it's back to normal!  Thank goodness!!

Holy 9:21 first mile Batman yesterday!  Whoops, that was too fast :)

I'm sure most of you don't care about all these numbers, but I like looking at them.  My favorite part is the fact that my average pace decreased from 10:48 to 10:02 to 9:54.  Love it!!  I have always had 10min/miles in my head as the ultimate goal and now that I've met that and surpassed it, I'm in uncharted territory! 

I'm really happy with my running lately - really, can't you tell??!! - and a little excited to cut back on racing for the month of May and train for the Dexter-Ann Arbor half on June 3rd.  I think I'll enjoy the glory from this race for a little while :)


  1. That's awesome Rose! Congratulations! I'd love to run Dexter but that would mean 4 half and 1 full in 6 weeks which is too much for me.

  2. Definitely enjoy it!!! It must feel awesome to see such progress!

  3. Wow, what an amazing 5 weeks. Congrats. That first mile is pretty intense, you can tell you were a little pumped up! Enjoy your down time....

  4. Look at you! The bar is being raised higher and higher........