I was in Big Bass Country: Ashland, Virginia to run my 11th state half marathon:
The Patrick Henry Half Marathon
|Big Bass Country!|
|This is as close to camping as it gets for me!|
|Race Started in front of entrance to Randolph Macon College|
|Dinner in Hoboken, NJ Friday night|
The biggest challenge in the race was at the end of mile 11. The elevation rose about 120feet. I felt pretty strong, but my tummy did not. It brought my running to a halt. I got a little sick, had a moment, took a deep breath and pushed on. If I didn't meet up with my Crohn's issues, I bet I could have broken 1:40! Instead, I finished 1:40:59 and took 2nd in my age group, missing out on 1st by seconds!
Overall, I'm very proud of this Patrick Henry half marathon results. I ran a pretty steady pace. I held back a little in the beginning - I was definitely afraid to re-injure my perpetually recovering hammy and piriformis muscles. Also, my tummy was a tad off at the start of the race, and I didn't want it to totally turn on me - as it did in the end ...no pun intended!
Virginia = State #11!
Looking to running another at the end of September around my Medical Nutrition quizzes and exams!
TRAIN SMART TODAY!