Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snow Canyon Half Marathon

After my mom and brother and husband all talked me into going to do my race I headed down to St. George.  I decided to go and packed about 15 minutes before it was time to go.  Ugh.  We drove down, ate at Subway, and went straight to the race expo to pick up our numbers.  We got there about 30 minutes before it closed.  

This morning it was so cold for St. George and I didn't pack very well for the weather.  Dang it.  I wore knee length  shorts, a tank, my sleeves, gloves and ended up keeping on my race shirt for the first 4 miles.  I absolutely hate having something tied around my waist but it was too cold to not wear it so I had to deal. 

The course is BEAutiful and very downhill.  My legs and feet hurt by mile 8 and I could feel a blister forming on my foot from the steep down grade but it made for a nice fast race.  My only complaint about the race is that there wasn't enough water on the course.  The first water was at mile 4 then again at 7, 10 & 12.  I drank at all 4 stops and still didn't feel like I got enough fluids and have had tummy cramping most of the day.  Next time I will carry my own water on this course.   The wind picked up around mile 11 and I got super cold and just didn't have a lot of get up and go for the last few miles.  I just felt so slow.  I wasn't wearing my garmin so I had no idea how I was doing but I got past by more people than I would have liked.  I still finished in 1:44 clock time (I haven't seen my chip time yet) and it is my PR for a half marathon but I wish I felt better when I was running.

My blister

Jill and I after the race
Right after the race we left, showered and got in the car to come home.  It was a 24 hour whirlwind trip and I am super sore from sitting in the car for 4 hours right after the race but it was worth it to do the race.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading your blog! I have been itching to go for a 3 mile run lately, that is the most I can handle on the treadmill during Montana winters. Only 2 more months and I'll be able to! Thanks for being good inspiration.