This morning I woke up at 5:45 to drive over to Goodyear for the inaugural Arizona Half Marathon. Some friends of mine that live in Tempe let me crash in their guestroom. It was fun to be able to hang out with them. The race was located in Estrella. I woke up with a bad attitude and did not want to go run. I briefly thought about just staying in bed, making breakfast for my friends and driving home but I managed to get myself out the door. On the way I dropped by Circle K to get some beverage. I love gas station coffee. So many choices, tons of creamer all for around $1. Can't go wrong.
Since the race was kind of in the middle of nowhere I just picked up my number this morning at the Starpointe Residents Club. The club area was located across the street from a Safeway so there was plenty of parking for everyone. This was also the start and finish area.
|Forgot to take a picture of mine. This is from the race's facebook page. The shirt is a really pretty color.|
|My face is stupid|
|Thank you volunteers even though I am hating everything else, I love you all!|
|Mmmm pretty desert scenery|
|Getting near the finish|
|Oh look water, that is pretty, take a picture|
|Super happy to be done|
Distance HALF MAR
Clock Time 2:14:46
Chip Time 2:14:34
Overall Place 173 / 162
Gender Place 90 / 162
Division Place 12 / 20
5Ktime 28:33 (so that is actually a pretty sweet time for me, if I had just done the 5k= PR)
1 8:47.7 (um no I am not ready to run this fast...so that kind of did me in, rookie mistake)
7 10:28.5 (ate gu)
10 11:25.9 (ate gu, mile 10 consistently kicks my butt. Always super slow Suggestions for getting over that?)
Overall I am not disappointed in that time. It was not a super easy course and the finish was uphill. But I know I could have done better. But there is always next time.
|Circle K you and your gigantic cups are stupid. But since you are only 79 cents I will take you.|