Saturday, February 5, 2011

Invitational Colon-Resection 1/2 Marathon






I ran over a half marathon today. Wow am I sore.

Jill had me down for 11 Miles with different pace intervals, when I did the math I got 12, I mapped out a run for 13, then ran almost 14.

I set a 1/2 Marathon Training PR of 2:47:08. Not the best time in the world, but it will work as a target to improve upon over time.  When I was running back, cooling down, with the lovely blizzard snow biting my face in the strong wind, I though if I just laid down on the overpass I would most probably be moving faster than I am shuffling.  A snail and two turtles passed me.

Don't forget to join the 2-minute Burpee Challenge!!!!

29 comments:

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

That is awesome!!! You run at my pace...be proud!! ;) Not everyone can go out and run almost 14 miles, fast, slow or whatever! You rock!!

One Crazy Penguin said...

Yes, but the snail and turtles were really really fast in your defense.

Great job on the run Andrew!

Jonathan Rohr said...

Good work dude!

Kate said...

That's awesome! That's how I feel at the end of my runs. I've got 12 scheduled for today, which I'll run tomorrow, but I won't run any extra if I can help it. :)

Katie said...

AWESOME!

Love the poll :D

I will be putting in a new Burpee effort in the next few days, I've decided I can move my booty a lot faster :)

Jill said...

I charge double per mile when you go over what's on the plan. I did mention that, right? :)

Jennifer said...

Excellent job Andrew! Keep up the excellent work, love the title of your post.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Good job Andrew! I'm impressed with your motivation. Were the snail and turtle hitching a ride on a horse when they passed you?

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Um, I'm calling BS on the snail and turtle passing you. I've never seen either in a blizzard. You sure it was a few kids out causing trouble???

Great run BTW!!! So awesome!!!! And the title of this race, or run rather cracked me up!!

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Wow, that rocks!

Shawn said...

You are now allowed to drink like 20-50's tomorrow during SuperBowl. Good job Wannabe!!!

jamieh said...

Great job and keep going man, it is a lot of fun to watch your journey.

Kandi said...

Great job! You used to say you'd only ever run 5ks and now you're out there doing half marathon distance during a training run. Way to go!

Suzanad said...

Awesome half-marathon time!! :)

Christina said...

Great job Andrew.
Remember those days when you were running just 3 miles. WOW! Just oozing awesomeness.

Adrienne said...

Nice job Andrew! Snails and turtles are faster than they use to be.

FruitFly said...

Very impressive!! Gosh, I'll remember the conditions you ran in and use that to convince myself I can run 10 miles in the sunshine tomorrow! I don't know how you can do all that running in that kind of weather. Kudos to you!!

The Green Girl said...

You are doing amazing - I am so impressed!

Dash said...

Congrats Andrew! That is awesome!!

Ewa said...

What an amazing progress. I am just sorry to hear that blizzard made you hallucinate. You do realize that snails and turtles don't train in winter, right? :)
Happy running to you.

Lisa said...

congrats!!

Tri-James said...

You now have a benchmark. Well done.

I do not envy your running conditions.

Christina said...

Running into the wind in blizzard conditions must suck. When we have a little wind and rain I'm a baby. Great job with the run.

Elizabeth said...

I bet you are a lot faster than in think, there is always the fear of falling that makes you run slower in the snow.

Congrats on a job well done

Irene said...

You did great, especially with the weather conditions!

ajh said...

I ran 12 today and did NOT enjoy the winter running as much with the soft soft snow! I was whipped! I get you about the shuffling!

Caratunk Girl said...

Hey that is awesome!! Way to go!! It isn't easy AT ALL running in those conditions. Keep up the great work!

Black Knight said...

I don't forget.
Another half under your belt, congrats.

Matty O said...

:) Now look at you, a distance runner. So when does the blog title change?