|Dinner the night before - I had pasta and bruschetta for lunch|
|I love this photo…... did I have my tag out for 21.1km??|
|Beginning of the race|
|Hubby is quite the photographer!|
|Just before the yellow group starts - scenic port a loos in the background|
At about 16km, when I was running along the Cahill Expressway my knee started to feel 'funny' so I slowed down a little and it improved abit. Then one km later I felt it give and started to panic I pulled up to a shuffle for about 100m and it seemed to feel ok. From that point I made sure I spent a little bit of time walking at the next drink station. That seemed to do the trick and although the last km was hellish I'm very proud that I ran the whole way and only stopped to walk when getting a drink. I had this secret goal of running under 2 hours if at all possible. My strategy was to go hard while I was feeling good and hold on for as long as possible. This strategy paid off and despite all the hills my official time was 1 hour & 53 minutes. I am so happy with that!!!
|It was all worth it :-)|
When I finished the race I looked around for my eldest and husband but couldn't see them, so I helped myself to a banana and fluids and then I saw my husband. The first thing he said was 'I can't find eldest. I've lost him'. I took some deep breaths and tried to stay calm and my husband and I split up to look for him. After about 10 minutes of not finding him I staggered back to the fountain, ready to burst into tears, when there they both were - phew! I could have done without that.
And guess what happens around here after a half-marathon? I was chauffeured home, soaked in a hot bath, was given green tea and freshly baked cookies, then a half hour leg massage and am now lying in bed while my MIL serves me lunch in bed. I just told her I might do a half marathon every weekend! She replied she might join me :-)
I know you want the stats - so here they are!
|How good is a Garmin - I LOVE it!|
My legs are SO, SO sore. I can hardly walk - seriously. Doing placement on my feet all day tomorrow will be - interesting.