It’s been a crazy weekend full of questions about my future races…. Because my training has been so spotty I was debating on whether or not I was going to run on Sunday…. But because it was my besties first half marathon I decided to suck it up and do it anyways.
Soooo it goes… Sunday I was SUPPOSE to get up at 4:05AM and for some reason (because I didn’t set it for AM I set it for PM), my alarm never went off. I was suppose to drop the kids off at my dads at 530 and pick the Ashley up at 545, yeah no. I woke up at 525!!!! Michael dropped the kids off and picked up Ashley and I scrambled to get ready, minus breakfast (that was a bad choice). SOMEHOW, we made it on the the road by 6AM and we made it to Saratoga by 650AM. We had enough time to use the bathroom and warm up.
The race went of at exactly 725AM… the first mile was a long incline and the second mile was rolling hills… Those of you who have kept up with my blog know that I try to avoid hills at all costs, so had I did my research I would have known that this is a challenging course (for me anyways)…
My first 8 miles were beautiful 650’s pace, and then I died and went down to 720s and 730s. I don’t know if was my lack of breakfast or lack of training but it was a little disappointing. Any who, I finished in 1:35:11 (official time). The first female finished in 1:14, she is bad ass!
And my bestie finished her FIRST half marathon in 2:11… overall.. it was a good morning!
In other news, I am debating not doing the Ragnar. I really want to do it, but financially I don’t know if we can swing it this week. Typically you have time to financially plan for races but because it was a last minute thing I have not had time to save. Not to mention I am taking a class this fall and basically have no extra money. So my once in a lifetime opportunity, may have to pass me by right now.
Also, I need to get one more long run in before my marathon in three weeks. I’m going to attempt an 18-20 mile run this weekend. If I can’t do it I may defer my entry until next year. I don’t want to but I also don’t want to injure myself.
Have you ever had to defer a race or not run because you weren’t marathon ready/race ready?
Have you ever had to back out of something you really wanted to do due to finances?
Anyone else race this weekend?