Sunday, June 14, 2009

June Half Marathon

My friend C has given herself a goal of running one half marathon per month in 2009. She has been right on track until June. Her hubby had a surgery, and she missed her scheduled half marathon last weekend. She decided to go ahead and run the miles and call it a Half.

We met at 7am and drove down to the Tunnel Hill trail. We ran the portion from Vienna to the Wetlands Center. This was 13.25 miles, according to Garmin.

It was warm but overcast. When I left my house, it was 72 degrees. Ugh. Luckily, almost all of the trail was in the shade.

So, we ran the distance. It wasn't as fast as it would have been in a race, but we ran the miles. That's all I was really worried about anyway. About 10 miles in, I started feeling good. At 12 miles, I felt like I could run forever. Yeah, I'm a distance runner fo sho.

9 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job for both of you for getting it done!

AKA Alice said...

You are such a distance runner!

Wow...a 1/2 mary a month? That's impressive.

Diana said...

Holy mileage! Nice job to both of you!

Yasmin said...

I tend to find my groove around 5 miles and feel like I can run forever about 8. Then 10-13 come and I remember that I'm really not a runner.

maria k said...

congrats on a good run....a half a month is a mighty bad ass plan. i like it.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Great job. Glad it was a good run!

X-Country2 said...

A half marathon WITHOUT the incentive of a shirt, medal and food at the end? You're a better friend than me. :o)

raulgonemobile said...

Awesome! I did that once, I couldn't make the race, so I ran the 13.1 that day anyway.. props to you for going with her!

I Run for Fun said...

Great job on getting it done!