I did it.
I finished my 5th half marathon today in my third worst time ever.
I did it.
I’m definitely not fully pleased with my result, but missing my last 3 weeks of training and mildly injuring myself didn’t help things.
I ran my fastest 10 k ever in 55 minutes.
It totally killed the last half of my race.
I had planned on running with the pace bunny for time, but due a totally disorganized start I spent 8km chasing the pace bunny without a walk break when I should have been running 10 minutes and walking 1 minute. That? Totally wrecked my last half.
Truthfully, I really, really wanted to quit a few times. From 11km to 15km I wanted to die. I hated every single step.
Once I reached 15km I decided since there was only 6km left I might as well run it, but my body had other ideas. I started to find it really, really difficult to breathe.
That said, I still fully plan on running a full marathon next year. I’ll just be sure to actually train for it.