race report, 2/13/11

It was the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, and it was an ocean of Pink.   4,000 runners in the half, and 1600 runners in the full marathon.  Plus many more doing the marathon as a relay event.

I was worried because of my plantar fasciitis problem, I haven’t trained for the last 6 weeks.  The longest I’ve run is 3.2 miles.  My foot held up fine for the race, although I’m limping several hours afterwords.  My difficulty was the pain and lower body fatigue in the last 3 miles from failure to train.  I walked the first mile and a half with daughter and her friend Nicki from UF.   Nicki was not an athlete, and Gina hung with her and walked the entire half marathon.

It was in the 30’s at the start of the race, but warmed up nicely.

Still I came in at 2:42 for the half marathon.     Not too shabby, my PR for a half marathon is 2:15.