Monday, June 6, 2011

Va wine 1/2 marathon race report and weekend fun

I'm very torn on how I feel about this race. Some things were great, some were not. I finished, I had fun, and my friend Hayan ran her first 1/2! Woot Woot!

The Good:
Running with my girls
Good Parking spot
Beautiful Start
Cool medals - they double as a wine cork
Thumbs up - mason style

Awesome hubbs and support crew leader!

Thumbs up - Sammy style
I think I stayed pretty consistent - which was my coaches plan for me:


Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary  02:12:00       13.16       10:01
100:10:29 1.00 10:30
200:09:54 1.00 09:54
300:10:05 1.00 10:05
400:09:39 1.00 09:39
500:09:52 1.00 09:52
600:09:49 1.00 09:49
700:10:01 1.00 10:01
800:09:41 1.00 09:41
900:09:54 1.00 09:54
1000:09:37 1.00 09:37
1100:10:09 1.00 10:09
1200:10:35 1.00 10:35
1300:10:38 1.00 10:38
1400:01:32 0.16 09:42


The Bad:

- A LOT of hills. I mean A LOT. They quoted "mostly flat" on their website. Liars.

- 30 minute delayed start. Screwed up my nutrition pretty bad. I was STARVING at mile 11.

- Sam transferred his bib, but they transferred mine instead. I had to run with Sam's bib because NO one could/would help me switch them back. I left messages, sent emails. No one ever got back to me. So, that also meant no shirt for me. They wouldn't give me a woman's shirt - I got the Men's XL. Great.

- Mile 9 was gravel/dirt/pot holes. That was a LONG mile.


Pretty sure this is a one time race for me. I'm glad to check it off my list.