Monday, November 11, 2013

Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon Recap

Yesterday I ran half marathon #6.
This was my 2nd half last year, and the weather was horrible! Thankfully, it was perfect this time. Before the race I got to meet Dawn, who is just the cutest thing ever. This was her 16th half THIS YEAR! I also got to run with Amy again, which was awesome. This was her first half.

We stayed warm in the lobby of the Galt House for awhile, before heading out to the race. I just love having friends to run races with. It makes such a difference!
It was a little windy! I really regretted not wearing a headband!
And then at 8:30, we were off! After my disastrous Chicago marathon stomach issues, I had decided I was not going to drink any gatorade, and not as much water either.
 That really worked well for me. I had no problems at all, I felt great the whole time! I took an Island Boost at mile 5 and then a GU at mile 10.
 My time last year was 2:25, so I was really hoping to PR and beat that time. But I ended up with 2:28. At least it's under 2:30, so I am very happy with that!!

These girls did awesome too! They both beat me.

Beer always tastes better after a race!
Today I am extremely sore, and am having a hard time even walking! I believe it's because I did my first ever trail run on Saturday. 5 miles of trails, and then a half the next day, makes for sore legs. But I better get used to it because I'm going to be doing a LOT of this in preparation for my 100 miler in April!
I'll share more about my trail run tomorrow!

katie

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Looks like the perfect day for a half. Good job! You look amazing as always!!

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  2. Looks like you had a great time! And good time too =)

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  3. Congrats on a great race Katie! Isn't Dawn so sweet?! I met her in June for the Downhill at Dawn half in NC.

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    1. Thank you Suz! So cool that you met her. She's precious!

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  4. What a perfect day for a race! Congrats on #6!!! Trail running is hard, but you'll definitely get used to it. :-)

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  5. Awesome!! What happened to Dawn's blog, I use to read it and admire her and her half marathons.

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    1. I know, I did too. :( She's just taking a break for now. Hopefully she'll be back to it soon!

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  6. You look great! Congrats on another half marathon completed!

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  7. great work! YAY for sub 2:30 1/2 marathons!! you amaze me!!

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  8. so glad i found your blog! i am running a half marathon next week
    so excited!

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    1. Hi Olivia! Good luck on your half! I know you'll do awesome!! :)

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