I Got Results!

I had this whole post started about being unemployed and the discoveries I’m making, but then, I saw that the results of the half marathon were posted.

And, I had a “holy shit!” moment when I saw them.

I should preface this by saying that my goal was 2hrs. I knew that was probably unrealistic. I live on the bluff overlooking the river and city – so I don’t have any comparable hills to train on in the neighborhood.  So, I knew the 3-4 miles of hills between miles 5-9 were going to kill me. I figured if I could keep my overall pace at about 10 minutes, I would be good.  And, it would be realistic.  The 2 hour mark was me deciding if I could do 10 miles in about 90 minutes, I should be able to add another 3miles in 30 minutes.  When you’re running 10 miles, your brain has to do something – mine does math.

I thought, in my haze at the end of the race, that I crossed at 2hrs 10 minutes putting my pace right at about 10 minutes per mile.  Yes, that was a haze.

Here’s how I did:

My official chip time: 2 hrs 4 minutes — average time per mile 9:28
Gun time was 2hrs 6 minutes roughly
Overall, I finished 747 out of 1539 runners.
In my age bracket: 62 out of 154
Out of the women: 375 out of 991

To give you a contrast, my friend’s time was 2 hrs 25 minutes – and he finished 1224 out of 1539!

This really makes me want to do that flat half-marathon next summer. Yes, you know you live in a place with lots of hills when they actually have a race called the “flat half-marathon”.  I would really love to know what my true splits were.

I may or may not have mentioned on my blog that I hurt my foot at some point during the middle/end of the race.  I went in to the chiropractor to get adjusted, and after looking at where my pain was, he said it is the start of a case of plantar fasciitis.  Based on when it started hurting during the race, I knew it was related to the hill.  Between the surface and the bad arch in that foot, I think his diagnosis makes the most sense.  He gave my orthotics which had come in four days before the race – and I immediately felt better. 

That made me feel a LOT better given a running blogger I read had recently gotten a stress fracture in his foot from his distance running.  But, he’s crazier than I am – he runs ultra marathons! 

But then again, I think I am crazy because I want to do a few more of these….I have been bitten by the bug….again!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sa says:

    That is so amazing!Do they give you the time for every few miles, to see how steady your pace is? Since your husband mentionned that you went faster the longer you ran, I would be curious to know how you paced yourself.
    ANyhow, reward yourself amply!

  2. Congratulations on your time. I am so proud of you.

  3. Hubman says:

    Congratulations! So what’s next, another 1/2 with an eye towards improving your time, or are you becoming one of those mentally ill people who wants to run 26.2 miles? *wink*

  4. garbonzo says:

    Congratulations honey! I am so proud of you! I stand in awe.

  5. ShellSpann says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome!

  6. Just me... says:

    Excellent time!!
    Congratulations!! :):)

  7. You did so awesome! Man that makes me want to run faster….my best time was only 2:45…and I live in Florida with NO hills!

    Shit I am going to have to go running tonight….even though I haven’t in months 🙁

  8. I’m sorry but was all this talk about time and running really about sex? Did you have continuous sex for 2 hours and 4 minutes? Is there something I’m missing here?

    If there’s a sex half marathon and people competing I’d like to sign up.

    hee hee

  9. Congrats! I can’t run to the end of my block without wheezing, having an asthma attack, and falling down. I’m impressed, envious, and in awe of anyone that can do it.

  10. Vixen says:

    Emmy!! That’s awesome!!! Big ole fat congrats. You should be SO proud of yourself!!!

  11. Wow #emmysbutt us fast AND good at math. And can run for hours. Though butt-running for hours may not be as good as it sounds.that is quite impressive though!

  12. Dana says:

    Wow! You should be quite proud of yourself!

  13. Secretia says:

    I am a runner too, I understand you, and congrats, I’m proud of you too!


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