Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mo' Cowbell 2014

Since I'm running the Chicago Marathon next weekend, I didn't think I'd do this race. I was pretty bummed because I love this race... it was my first half marathon, and it has a special place in my heart. I signed up Thursday night.

St. Charles Historic Main Street.
It was a pretty chilly morning. Which is usual for this time of year... However, last week's half marathon was totally different. I was wearing shorts and it was warm. Being packed together with other warm bodies helps, though.

Race Start.
My only goal for this race was to take it nice and easy. I was only scheduled to do 8 miles... so I definitely didn't want over do it. I took it nice and slow and felt super strong! The first two miles were a pain however. I overdressed and was way too warm. DOH! I'm so glad I signed up for this race so I could learn my lesson here and not in Chicago. I'm just so used to warm weather, and when I hear it's going to be a 38 degree race start, I freaked out a bit. I'm still unsure what I'll wear in the marathon, because it might be rainy.

4th Mo' Cowbell in the books!
I finished the half in 2:18:09. Seems to be the usual time now days! I hope one day to break the 2 hour half, but it isn't going to happen this year. I hope to have at least one PR this year... (Marathon).

Anyways, so glad I signed up for this last minute. I don't think it will hurt me... I think learned some lessons.

1 comment:

  1. I ran this race too. Weather always creates race day anxiety for me. Today I wore a throw away jacket and couldn't part with it until almost five miles because I was still chilly!