Monday, 15 October 2007

Some Half-Marathon Stats

The times were posted yesterday afternoon:
I finished in 3:09:24
Which is 5:21 faster than my last HM
My pace was 14:27
My fastest mile was the first one - uh oh! at 12 something. By the last mile, it was 15 something!
Class Rank 29/42
Overall: 3044/3227

Now some data from my Garmin:
my average heart rate was 145
the average temperature was 37.4 degrees! (and remember pouring rain!)
10.4 mph average wind speed, 12.6 max

I am very happy with my time and pace. This may be hard for some of you to relate to because you are truly athletes, but I am satisfied.

I went to bed at 8:00 last night (and TiVo'd the Rockies game - yay!) I woke up at midnight in pain, so I ate a bowl of cereal and took some motrin. I went back to bed and slept until 6:00. I am really sore. My back hurts and my left knee hurts (and I am terrified of knee injuries.)

I am sure you haven't heard the last from me about this race, but I just wanted to post the data this morning.

And express my thanks to you. I have carried you guys with me on all my runs through this past 6 months or so. You have kept me going when I felt like quitting. I so appreciate the moral support, technical advice, and humor. Thanks!

10 comments:

Wes said...

Not bad for someone who rolled their ankle the week of the race :-) You rock!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Wow! Look at you knocking over 5 mins off the last HM - this with ankle issues and cold rainy weather. You ROCK!!

Sue said...

Well done - you must be so pleased with yourself, especially with the ankle injury last week. Fantastic knocking 5 mins of your previous time. And that weather!

Jess said...

Good for you with your time -- and in that chill as well! Impressive.

ws said...

great job on the PR.

hope the aches heal up quickly.

Marcy said...

YAY Mary!!!! That is SO freekin awesome! Especially with the ankle trouble!

Randy said...

I so agree with Wes...I'm very impressed that not only did you show up...you started the race under adverse conditions...and the biggest PLUS...you finished the race...that is sooooo awesome!!!!!

We will still be there for you now and into the future....it's what makes cyber running buddies so special..and ornery at times too...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

J~mom said...

5 minutes faster rocks!!!!!!! What a great feeling!! Hope you recover nicely this week!

Joe said...

Ditto Wes and Randy, mary gee!!

Great run...you mind sounds good too.

Watch that knee.

And, Go Rockies!!!

coty said...

congrats on your half. 5 minutes thats awesome :)