Monday, June 07, 2010

Hospital Hill 2010

It was one very hot humid morning! We did not have the sun beating on us which was GREAT, but nevertheless extremely HOT! This time i decided to start out with the 1:55 pacer so as not to have to chase the 2:00 pacer through the whole race...i would just have to stay ahead of them. I stayed on pace, completing each mile in about 9 minutes through 11 miles and then i got passed by the 2:00 pacer. I had felt great up to that point but was feeling pretty depleted at mile 11.

The pacers for the 2:00 hr were turned around yelling to those behind them "you know you want it bad, cmon hang with us...your hard headed, you can do this!" i was thinking "darn right, i'm hard headed, now will ya slow down just a tad so i CAN hang with ya!!" There is one monstrosity of a hill on the last mile that made you feel like you would just rather die, but then the last 7 tenths of a mile were down hill and i gave it all i got to the finish the last half mile. I started getting the cold chills and thought "well, i may either just be feeling overwhelmed and excited at being to the finish or i'm going to pass out!"

The hills seemed so much worse than last year and i think it must have been the heat. It was much cooler last year...boy did that make a difference! Hearing the groups of people reaching the top of the hills and hootin and hollorin at the top was very encouraging, you knew it was coming to an end and you could go downhill for a bit!

My official time was 2:01:07. Do you know how frustrating it is to be that close to your goal?! I am hard headed, i do want that 1:59 half marathon and i WILL keep trying till i get it! Until the next half marathon (KC) in October i will be focusing on beating my 5K time. I am very competitive with myself :) if you haven't figured that out...

Here are some pictures of the day...

me, june and my mom before the race

after the race

coming in to the finish, i am to the left of the guy with the tan shirt. your chip time and the finish clock time are different because of how long it takes you to get across the start line with thousands of people...

a blurry picture, but coming in to the finish

finisher's medal

trey and i, he headed to hutchinson after the race with grandpa and grandma to go to camp monday

my sister june and i


Journaling My Journey said...

Good job Lisa!

Val said...

Check out those leg muscles!!! Wowza! =) OK, my bet for October is 1:57:24.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You rock!!!