Yesterday I ran my fourth half marathon!
Course Description: 13.1 miles out and back on the (mostly flat) Montour Trail. The course also went through a tunnel, which was pretty fun.
Race cap: 1,500 runners. That many runners on a 5-foot wide trail was cramped!
Weather: 67* with 90% humidity and a light drizzle until after I finished the race. About 15 minutes after I finished it was a torrential downpour with crazy wind.
Place: 3rd place in 20-24 age group
What my watch said: 13.48 miles in 1:39:21 = 7:22 pace
I got my best time 🙂
The last time I ran this race, in 2010, I got a 1:42:58 (7:52 pace).Post-race in 2010… much better weather! Funny story: my family dropped me off at the start and then went out to eat while I ran the half marathon. Cool life, family.
My second half marathon was frigid (17*) and I got a 1:46:16 (8:07 pace).
I was unable to run the Montour Trail half marathon last year because I was injured. I did run the same freezing cold half marathon that I ran in March 2011. I got a 1:41:32 (7:44 pace).
So, that has been my half-marathon progression. My time has improved with each race (except in 2011… lolz) and I just enjoy running 13.1 miles. It’s a splendid time! One day I will convince Hannah to run with me so I’m not bored running by myself the whole time ;).
Today is probably going to be a homework day for me. If you don’t have homework, go do something fun for me. Thanks 😉
Bible verse of the day: Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32:11
Awesome job Allie!! Good luck on tackling your homework…I need to get on that too haha
Awesome job, your times are so fast for that distance! I am hoping for 150 or less for my November half *crosses fingers* and looking forward to cooler weather for it. Sounds like yours was pretty hot too with the 90% humidity, even with temps in the 60s. You did an awesome job, especially for trail and for such a large race. That’s neat that Hannah did the 5K and funny about your parents going out to eat. When I did my half I just told Clay about what time to be at the finish so he slept in and just got there when I was finishing, haha! Then he went home and slept more!
Nice job Allie! I agree 13.1 is such a nice distance!
Great job Allie! That’s a fantastic time! 🙂 Congrats on the PR!
Woohoo, great job! And I love that bible verse too. 🙂
nice come back girl!
Congrats on your finish! I ran this as well and unfortunately got caught in that downpour for three miles, LOL
Oh jeez! That was ROUGH! I can’t believe it rained so hard.
congrats girl! sounds like a blast.
Wow! That’s a really impressive pace! Congratulations on a new PR 😀
Congrats!!! I’m running my first one in November!! 🙂
What an amazing time!!! Congrats on the PR! I hope you celebrated appropriately before all the homework. 🙂
Amazing time! Congrats!
Sooo awesome that you got a best time! amazing race 🙂 You’re awesome! And Hannah is, too!
Woah, that does sound like a crowd for a trail run–congrats on your race! And I’d totally be going out to eat while I waited for someone else to do the running ;D
Whoa, that is awesome news about the PR! Great job Allie! 🙂
Woot! Fantastic job Allie, a PR is just the best feeling ever 🙂
Your times are redonculous! Congrats Allie!!!