Sunday, October 5, 2014

Race Report: Navy Air Force Half Marathon

I had run Navy Air Force Half Marathon last year and pulled out a big PR.  My husband wanted in on the action this year, so we signed up to both run it.
Packet Pick up this year was at Nationals Stadium which was much more convenient than heading into to base last year.
As we laid out our gear the night before, hubby made me a pace chart to get a PR and to go sub 1:45, which is what I really want to do.  That's love!
We arrived by metro and had plenty of time to use the bathroom (more than once) and seed ourselves in our corrals.  
I felt great most of the race and was on target for my 1:45 finish.  I did pull off to go pee behind a tree which lost me some time.  It was crazy running almost the same route that I had just biked the week before at Nations Tri.  I just kept thinking it felt so slow compared to the 18mph of the bike!  
At mile 10, I started to not feel well.  My pace dropped significantly and I fought to the finish.  
But a PR, was a PR by a few seconds so I had to smile.  

Afterwards, we went to brunch and I didn't feel like eating or drinking anything.  I just told my hubby I wanted to lay down, so I went home and did just that.  That following week I had a horrible cold and went to bed each night at 7:30pm.  It was so strange, as if the sickness hit mid-race :-(. 

Grade A: great course, great cause, great time of year!  

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