Saturday, March 29, 2008

National Half Marathon: PR!

National Half Marathon, March 29, 2008, unofficial results: 2:32:01 (11:41 min/mile) (Yeah, I took the "teensy" out of the headline. It's a honkin' big PR!)

Fredericksburg Blue and Gray Half-Marathon, Dec. 9, 2007, 02:34:26 (11:47 min/mile) 8/9

Philadelphia Distance Run, September 16, 2007: 2:38:06 (12:04 min/mile)

Montgomery County Half Marathon, September 24, 2006: 2:38:15 (12:05 min/mile)

Oy, it was hilly. I felt good throughout, until mile 12 when my PF flared up. I looked for mile 13, saw the finish in the distance and figured the race organizers did some mind-fudging and were making people run around the D.C. Armory before hitting the finish line. But, I was wrong! The last 1.1 mile flew by.

It was great and I felt great and strong even on all the hills.

The best part? NO WALKING!!!

The worst part? I ate my weight in food giveaways at the end. Oy, must go lay down now. More to come.

20 comments:

Old School Runner said...

Congratulations, Jeanne! Way to go!

Bex said...

Congrats! What a way to start a weekend.

Deirdre said...

Way to go mom! It was a GREAT PR!!!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Awesome! And we all know that the food you eat after finishing a race doesn't count.

Nancy Toby said...

Those are food EARNINGS. You can eat anything you want for as many hours as there were miles in the race. That's a firm rule.

GREAT to see you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Well run!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeanne!
You looked great at the finish line! Ellen and I were so excited to see you. Congratulations!!!!!
- Kathy (from the running group)

21stCenturyMom said...

There is no teensy in PR!!! Go Jeanne!!!! So happy for you.

21stCenturyMom said...

Oh - I see you figured that out.

PR!!!!!!!

Runner Susan said...

Honk, Honk!!! Great job Jeanne!

Susan said...

Way to go, Jeanne! Hey -- you deserve to indulge after a feat like that!

Excellent work, my friend. I can't wait to hear more.

DebbieJRT said...

Congrats on the PR! Eating your way through the afters is the reward for running the race :-)

eileen said...

Gurrrrrrrl! That's what I'm talking about!! Awesome! Now I have a goal for my Half on Sunday. Did you feel you had trained well for this? I did a Half in Feb and then pretty much took March off. What do you think of that training techinque? I figure I'm saving my knees if nothing else.

Sunshine said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful day for a race.. and what a great race you ran.

LBTEPA said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Nora said...

Awesome! Way to kick some A!

Jade Lady said...

Congrats on your PR! Way to go!

There's no guilt to be had after such an accomplishment - you gotta refuel!

Thomas said...

A new PR. Congratulations!!! There's no such thing as too small an improvement, well done.

And no walking! You're definitely getting there.

Just12Finish said...

Oy, congrats! Woo hoo!

Rainmaker said...

Awesome job! You rocked it and have the PR to show for it. Congrats, bask in the glory!

IHateToast said...

whooo and a monster hooo!

you put the U in nucUlar.
you put the eeee in stragetereee.

next time, you know you're supposed to whip off the shirt and toss it into the audience or spectator crowd a la chastain.