Aparently running a HILLY Half Marathon with no hill training leads to a slightly disappointing, crying crossing the finish line PR....(Thats what I get for not looking at the elevation more than an hour before the race...)
Team Got The Runs!!!
I finished in 2:35....my BIGGEST goal was to finish the whole thing without walking. I accomplished this, well sorta..... I walked through the water stops (that was in the plan) RAN up the BIGGEST hill I've ever seen (maybe I'm being a LITTLE sarcastic...) but seriously it was almost a mile long. And when we reached the top and thought it was over....Noooooo we turned a corner and kept going up hill. SERIOUSLY?! Who does that?! The only walking that happened that I didn't plan on was within the last mile.... my back spasmed. Big time....and it hurt....so bad I cried for the last .75 miles. (I have 2 unhealed fractures in the bottom of my spine from falling through my parent's attic in highschool....the injury was so bad I had to quit playing softball...)
The sad thing about all this is my legs felt good for the most part. I did 10 miles last weekend and felt good....they were a little sore and tired but not my biggest problem. UGH frustrating!
This was not my goal race....I still have 4 weeks left of training. So I can't be THAT frustrated. But I am....and I PRd....and my ankles didn't bleed!!!!.....so what's to complain about?
I'm going to the Dr. tomorrow to get my back checked out (I'm being a responsible blogger/runner!) When I got home today I was ready to give up....BUT I'm not going to get defeated THAT easily!
However Olivia got her 2 hour goal!!!