Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon – Race Recap

Lets talk about what makes a run good and what makes a run bad, shall we?

Good:

  • The Sun – I love having the rays shine down on me.
  • A bit of a breeze, but not to strong – to cool me down.
  • Like +10 weather is just perfect.
  • When my playlist picks good songs when on Shuffle.
  • Seeing a good km split on my Nike Watch
  • Time going by quickly
  • Fueling properly so that you never feel fatigued

Bad:

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Strong Wind
  • Uneven ground, making it slippery
  • Heavy Legs
  • Not going to the bathroom before running
  • Having to go to the bathroom while running
  • Blisters
  • Chafing
  • Slow times

Why did I review these things, you ask?

Well, today I ran half marathon.

And it was awful.

It was blizzarding out. It was slippery. It was humid. It was windy. The ground was uneven, so I used a whole lotta stabilizing muscles and had to significantly slow my pace so that I wouldn’t fall.

I fueled beautifully for this race and my legs felt fresh. Had the weather conditions been nicer, it would have been the perfect run.

Alas, I ended up with huge blisters and an Amie Personal Worst at 2:31:46. Could be worse I guess 😛

7 thoughts on “Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon – Race Recap

  1. Congratulations on your half marathon finish! I’ve run a race like this and it takes so much out of you mentally. Good for you for finishing!

  2. What matters is that you finished. My first full marathon was the worst run of my life. I had all things going for me, but that day was just not my day. I finished too, but it killed me mentally.

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