Saturday, April 19, 2014

KDF Mini-Marathon 2014

I DID IT!!!!! AND I PRed!!!! I'm very happy with my result. My goal was to run in under 2 hours and I did! I don't think I could have done it without my Mom because she definitely made my pace steady. We averaged around a 9 minute mile which is awesome for me. Sarah finished before us by 2 or so minutes. Go Sarah!

The course is flat and I think training with the hills and doing the Triple Crown really helped me complete the best half marathon so far. That was my 6th one, can you believe that?! I felt pretty good the entire race until we hit the last 2-3 miles. My leg was killing me. I felt like I needed to stretch, but I pushed myself and didn't. The weather was PERFECT. Mid 50s and sunny!

Dad and Chris cheered us on twice around UofL's campus. Plus I saw a few other people I knew cheering which made the race more bearable. Below are come pictures that Dad took of us (around mile 9). 


According to my GPS it was a total of 13.14 miles.
Total time: 1:58:22. The official time was 1:58:17...I'll take that :) Before this race my fastest half-marathon was 2:06:40, so I beat my time by over 8 minutes! 
125/729 in my age group. Not too shabby
Here is the breakdown:
Mile 1: 9:07
Mile 2: 9:02
Mile 3: 8:59
Mile 4:9:06
Mile 5: 9:00
Mile 6: 8:57
Mile 7: 8:46
Mile 8: 8:49
Mile 9: 9:13
Mile 10: 9:01
Mile 11: 9:06
Mile 12: 9:11
Mile 13:9:10
Last 0.14: 56  
Average Pace: 9:01
Sarah and I after the race
Mom and I after the race 

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