And just like that, I ran my first Half Marathon yesterday!!! Whooop whooop.
The morning started with a checklist… headphones charged ✔️Phone charged ✔️ Water in the hydration vest ✔️ GU packs in the vest ✔️ And the amazing HM playlist on shuffle ✔️
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 🏅🏅🏃♀️🏃♀️
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 🥂🥂🥂