I survived the Hearbreak Hill Half Marathon. There were times when I wanted to stop. There were times when I just could not believe the steepness and number of hills. I even walked one of the hills. I ran positive splits. My legs felt like rubber for the last 4 miles. In my house we spell the 4-letter words (you learn to do that when you have kids); lets just say there was lots of spelling going on during the race. BUT,
I PRed - 1:42:40, 7:50 pace (preliminary results)
I won 3rd AG for 30-39.
I got a great massage.
I learned my lesson - I need to do hill training and increase my mileage if I want to run a 3:30 marathon in October.
I know I can easily beat this new PR on a flatter course.
Full report later and pics later today!!!
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