Big Sur Half-Marathon at Monterey Bay: Not exactly what I had in mind

My running stuff ready to go Sunday morning

Well, it’s over.  After twelve weeks of work directed towards this race, it came and went in just under and hour and a half.  I could give you a blow by blow of how the race went, but I doubt you’d want to read it, and I can remember too much about it anyway.  I vaguely remember something about going out in 6:15-6:20 per mile pace for the first few mile as planned.  Then, around mile 8 on the rolling hills and fighting the slight breeze off the ocean, I seem to recall slowing to 6:30 pace and then it started getting worse.  I dragged my butt through the last couple miles to finish 1:26:11 which isn’t really that bad a time, since I finished 1:25:57 last year.  But obviously, I would have run a faster time with a slightly slower start and better pacing and

For the past couple years, I been training pretty seriously for a spring half-marathon and then a fall half-marathon and I’m ready for a break.  I’ll still be running, but I’m looking forward to running a few shorter races rather than one big one.

No more big deep thoughts today, I’m still pretty tired.

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One thought on “Big Sur Half-Marathon at Monterey Bay: Not exactly what I had in mind”

  1. Derrick,
    Great Run!! 1:26 is nothing to be ashamed about. There is a lot of randomness to running and on a different day with the exact same training, you might have been able to run in the low 85's or high 84's. Who knows?
    One of your avid readers,
    Gary

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