Friday, February 25, 2011

Myrtle Beach Half-Merry

Kenzie, TJ, Kimmi and I headed down to Myrtle Beach last weekend for the Bi-Lo Marathon and Half-Marathon activities. It was all good times and we had a blast.

Quick write-up on the race:

I ran the half and my goal was 1:50, which would have been a PR for me. The game plan was to run the first 5 miles @ 8:45 pace, the second 5 @ 8:15 pace, and then hammer the last 5k home.

It was a perfect day and a very, very flat course, so I thought that despite my shady training, I could do it.

At Mile 5, I was about 30 seconds faster than my goal. At Mile 10, I was about 45 seconds slower than my goal. At about mile 9 I knew I didn't have it in me to break into the 1:40s, so I ran heard, but coasted to the finish with a time of 1:54:34.

The race was fun and seeing Kenzie at the finish was the best part. We stayed in a condo on the beach and had a great weekend!