Official Race Results Posted

Final time: 2:16:57 – which is 27 seconds slower than Leo said. Which is weird, since I didn’t stop Leo until at least 30 seconds after I crossed the finish line! The weirdest part- all the chip times & gun times were EXACTLY THE SAME which I guess shouldn’t surprise me since there was no timing mat at the start line, but still. I guess that’s better than last year when my chip time was SLOWER than my gun time by about 20 seconds.

I told JM that next year we need to do the quarter marathon – based on our recent 10K paces, we would’ve placed 4th & 5th in our age group in the quarter. Nothing like a small field of walkers competitors to make you feel speedy, right?

I am feeling a bit better physcially today. I did an easy 3 mile recovery last night (just under 11 minute miles – which  made me happy since I was concentrating on running slow & easy), and am planning on another harder run tonight (still thinking speed work, we’ll see how I feel when I get home).

I am trying so hard to NOT be disappointed in my half marathon time. I got an eight-minute PR, which is good. I also know that it’s not my best, which just means that I’ll probably PR again next time, which is also good. Maybe if I had pulled out my A-game & gotten my super secret goal, I’d never be able to beat it, and then would have no more motivation to run half marathons, which are such a fun distance. Maybe, if you set the bar low enough, you’ll always surprise yourself & have a healthy self-esteem.

Hmmm…..”Early Success=Eventual Failure & Bone-crushing Despair.”  I think I might need to put that on a motivational poster.

In other news – any shoe porn requests or shoe porn show & tell? Let me know by 5 PM Pacific time on Thursday for inclusion in this Friday’s shoe porn post.

Also – the next brew review will be taking place from 4 PM – 6 PM this Friday at Deschutes in downtown Portland. Let me know if I should save space for you (you don’t have to show up right at 4).