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Alexi_SpainHalf Marathon
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And just like that, I ran my first Half Marathon yesterday!!! Whooop whooop.

The morning started with a checklist… headphones charged βœ”οΈPhone charged βœ”οΈ Water in the hydration vest βœ”οΈ GU packs in the vest βœ”οΈ And the amazing HM playlist on shuffle βœ”οΈ

Decided to run an out and back, which meant that I couldn’t chicken out of the distance, and the route, although fairly flat through the Spanish countryside, did include the requirement to run and and down (twice) over a nice steep hill road going over the A30 motorway.

I will admit, those last 5ks were tough, especially as it felt as if I was running headfirst into a gale…. (I wasn’t 🀣🀣).

Pretty happy with the splits (although that wasn’t a driver), picked up a 10k PB with 1:12:35, and completed the entire thing in 2:38:09 πŸ…πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

To be honest, don’t think I shall run another one soon, but super happy to have accomplished this, especially as I only started running C25k last September.

I followed they NRC half marathon training plan, and enjoyed all of their guided runs, it really mixed up the training.

Tried to run a 3k this morning…. Legs felt like lead 🀣, looking forward to my Pilates class tomorrow, that will stretch some of the kinks out.

Time for the cava πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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Stephen_UK profile image
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Amazing! Well done, Alexi.

Week7 profile image
Week7Half Marathon

Congratulations! Have you requested your badge yet?

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Alexi_SpainHalf Marathon in reply to Week7

I haven’t yet!! Oooh how nice to get a new shiny badge πŸ…πŸ…

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linda9389Administrator in reply to Alexi_Spain

There you go! One well deserved badge! Congratulations!!!

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Alexi_SpainHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Whoooo hooooo πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚thank you, and thanks again for that fabulous playlist πŸ‘

Fantastic achievement! Well done! πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Well done Alexi_Spain, what a great run. Enjoy the cava! πŸ₯‚

Cmoi profile image
CmoiMetric Marathon

Well done Alexi_Spain!

sparky66 profile image
sparky6610 Miles

Wow how Amazing Alexi..You really smashed that, and you only graduated October/November..

Very inspiring 🀩

Huge congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

HeavyFoot profile image
HeavyFootHalf Marathon

Really impressive splits, AS. Β‘Felicitaciones!

Irishprincess profile image
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Congratulations and well done to you πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ and for the 10K PB too!

I bet you really enjoyed that Cava πŸ₯‚

Daroo profile image
DarooHalf Marathon

Brilliant !!! Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

00marks profile image
00marksMetric Marathon

Congratulations on completing your first HM!

Smile23 profile image
Smile23Half Marathon

Well done youπŸ‘fantastic feeling isnt it?

Enjoy your achievement πŸ…πŸ™Œ

SkiMonday profile image
SkiMondayMarathon

Weyhey, just like that eh? Well done Alexi.

πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Not surprised you had trouble running the day after that; you need some recovery time. Hope the Pilates went well.

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