Frozen Feet Half Marathon short and sweet
Since I don’t have the writing skills that my comrades do…here is the Frozen Feet Half Marathon report short and sweet… from my phone.
The race started for me in the 9:30 pace group. I really didn’t know what my pace would be so I opted for a slower paced start group. The first mile or so ticked off and I felt great. We got to the first “trail” section and I found a burst of energy. I was having a blast and had a smile on my face the whole time. The tunes were jamming in my ear and my legs felt great. People probably thought I was nuts as I passed them on the trail.
As we came out of the single track it started to rain but I really didn’t mind. I had water and tunes and my legs still felt great. Then came mile 7-9.
The gradual hill was fun for the first mile and sucked/blew balls at the end. I was very happy when we got to the top. There was an aid station there but thanks to the Ultimate Direction vest I was wearing I didn’t stop. I passed so many people who stopped for water at the aid stations.
The downhill was a blast. When I got to mile 11 I thought the worst was done, and I tried for a second gear. But my lungs said, “No way, son!” I struggled through that mile and again tried to reach for the second and third gear. But the head wind and 12 miles behind said, “Nope…. not today.” I kept my sights on people ahead of me and pushed to the end.
My finishing time was 1:52 something which was around 8:34 pace. Not bad but I feel I could have gone harder.
It was a great race and I would like to do it again.
Thanks to Kate, Adam, and Michelle for getting me out there and for just being awesome.
Posted on January 30, 2014, in Bob didn't get to go, Half Marathon, Luke didn't get to go, Race Reports, Trail Running, Training and tagged Frozen Feet Half Marathon, Half Marathon, Running, Ultimate Direction Ultravest. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.