I ran the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon in October. I trained relatively hard and was very happy with my race results. I found my zone and beat my goal time by just over 30 seconds. Boy, was I happy. As you can see from my picture, I was hurting at the end, but I had the goal in mind and didn't want to look back and be disappointed or regret not trying harder. My time was 1 hr 44 min 27 sec. That's about an 8 minute mile pace. I was very happy about it!
So I'm taking the next few weeks off blogging, not as if I've really been doing a great job at that anyway. I need some down time. I'm jogging about 5 miles max so I can heal and run for fun again. I got very burned out at the end of this training session. Right after Christmas, I'll be back at it. I have lots of ideas, lots of goals, lots of ambition and drive. We'll see if we can make this Running for a Paws the best ever!
|Near the finish at the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon|