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Jun 23rd, 2014, 16:36 PM  
Befit
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Done my first half marathon

As you know i did injured my ankle 6 weeks ago ( i could not do any run training for those 6 weeks ) but i went ahead and i accomplish my first half marathon yesterday.

its a little bitter sweet moment for me as i am happy i still accomplish and finish it.

However when i started my training back in November my plan was to finish in 2:35 minutes.

Yesterday I was doing "well" until mile 6...i was in the runner pacing group to finish by 2:15 to 2:30 time. ( the race organization was very well done they have professional trainer that run ( while holding a sign and basically if you follow them you finish on the timing the sign have ...so I was between 2 groups the one for 2:15 minutes and 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Then between the miles 6 to about miles 9 my ankle started to hurt and i had to put all my body weight on my right leg so i will avoid putting weight on my injured one and slowly I saw myself running slower and slower .

Arriving to Mile 10 i could not run anymore as i develop a cramp on my right hip ( again because all my weight and posture was on that side ) and could not all put any weight on my other ankle . So I end up walking my last 3.1 miles finish my race a 2hours and 58 minutes .

Out of 1989 women participating in place 853 so not to bad and for my age group 35 to 39 ( i am 39 ) out of 790 women i place 158 so


Anyway I am register for next year in April just before my 40 birthday and my goal will be to finish in 2:30 this time.

Overall the race was fantastic ...people had a great spirit ...some women were running for a leukemia foundation and were part of team in training so they had coach running with them and one of them for the last 2 miles so I could barely walk and came to me and help me walk the finish line . i thought it was a very kind gesture
 
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 19:10 PM  
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Congratulations Befit!! That is truly GREAT result!! Great job! I amsure the next year you will finish even better;-) Good luck!
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 19:20 PM  
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That is awesome result befit and good on you for carrying on through the pain. Hope you are RESTING right now until this foot is healed, well done BOOM
 
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 19:35 PM  
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Wow! Well done, that is amazing!!
 
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 19:53 PM  
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Thank you!

yep resting as my body feel like i was in a car crash!

Going to cancel my race for July to make sure my body heal and will maybe do my 12 k in August.
 
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 19:56 PM  
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That sounds like a good idea!
 
 
Jun 23rd, 2014, 23:44 PM  
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What was the max you had done before this?

Did you run walk run walk? I read today after a 10km you could do the half with run walk run walk but I'm like hmmm really?
 
 
Jun 24th, 2014, 00:29 AM  
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I run solid about until 7 1/2 miles ( 11 K ) ...then i stop/walking at the water station to drink and i text daniel to let him know where i was etc...and its when i started to pick up my pace again that i could not i think changing tempo that what bite me as i really notice the pain from my ankle . so i walk and jog to from 8 miles to 10 miles but at 10 i could not even jog
 
 
Jun 24th, 2014, 00:33 AM  
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But my problem was of course my ankle and mostly i did not do nothing for 6 weeks so you lose about 30 % of you endurance doing nothing.

for my next half ..i need to increase core exercise and strength training ( you already do that you Charlene ) For sure what was on my side was the fact that i did all my previous races in elevations hills .

The pacers team they had was really great specially if you are use to run into group I learned a lot going ( I hurt a lot going too ! lol ) but I did learn a lot ! i really have to increase training if i want to be in the 2 hours / 2:30 times next time.
 
 
Jun 24th, 2014, 08:42 AM  
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Wow, congrats!! I think that is impressive no matter what. Even with everything you went through, you finished high in your age group! This inspired me! Not enough for me to go and do it myself but wow, good for you!
 
 
 
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