Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rogers Insurance Half Marathon

I went into Calgary on Saturday and ran my first ever Half Marathon! I'm not much of a road runner but figured it would be a good way to get some speed work in over 21 km and I actually enjoyed it.

It was bit of an overcast day but the temperatures were good and there was quite a bit of bare pavement to run on which made a nice change for all the snow and ice we've had this winter! I didn't really know how to pace myself for this type of race so figured I would go out and try and keep a consistent pace going which seemed to work well.

Steve was en route to visit family but gave me a nice surprise by showing up near the end and running the last couple of kilometers with me before I bolted for finishing line.

I finished in 1:57 hr and came in 91 out of 233 (7th female out of 33 in my age category). Not bad for my first Half! I think next time I might try and push a bit harder as I had plenty of juice left in the tank at the end and my legs felt fine the next day.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Running on empty

I ended up getting a stomach bug last Monday so spent most of last week sick. I don't usually get ill so it was a good reminder not to take good health for granted. Thankfully I'm starting to get my strength back and feel like my old self again.