Wednesday, January 27, 2010

St. George Half Marathon 2010

So I decided I better get in at least one half-marathon this year and the more prego I get, the harder it is going to be. So, since Tom's family was coming down for this one, I figured I better go for it.
It was a super cold rainy week. It seriously rained Sunday through Saturday, basically non-stop. Luckily, I got in a 10-miler on Saturday before the storms rolled in. That was my longest run in a long while and it wasn't easy (even though I am not that pregnant-18 weeks makes a difference though). So I didn't really run even once the rest of the week. I intended to, but the rain and my moodiness prevented it. I attempted the treadmill on Thursday before the race, but kids, interruptions, grumpiness and lack of motivation helped me run a whopping 2 miles over an hour.

The rain continued to fall and actually turned into snow Friday night. I was not really looking forward to the race, but I had paid my 35 bucks and would do it. Tom's parent's, sister and family, and Tom's brother and family came to run and cheer. We had 10 Dansies in the 5k and half-marathon and a cheering section and they were all troopers.

Luckily for us all, the moisture subsided by the start of the race and just left chilly air in its wake--nothing layers couldn't combat.

I had plans to run the half in under 2 hours and I made my goal. I finished in 1:54. I only wish they had a prego division. Tom rocked the course, as always, in 1:28.

I love this picture, because I seriously have the most bizarre running form in the world, and this showcases it beautifully.

Here are some of the finishers: Brother Dan, nephew sam (who smoked his first half-marathon in 1:32), niece, Sophie, bother-in-law, Tom, and of course, my Tom.

Post race, we enjoyed In n Out and relaxing with the family on Grandpa's hats. It was a great race as always, and I look forward to the next one.


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Great report on your fantastic efforts. Your finish times are really good. I don't remember how I stumbled onto this post but as a fellow runner I am a bit worried about your "unique" running form. From my own experience I know how an improved running form can help prevent injuries. Maybe you haven't run into injuries yet but I suggest you have a look at this page for some ideas marathon running form.

Good luck with your future running efforts!

Linda said...

Nick and Rachel are coming up to St. George next week to look over the St.George Tri course. She's doing it in April as well as 20+ other clients of Nick's. They will be staying in LaVerkin at my brother's on Friday. That would be fun if you could see them.

Jen said...

Way to go Wonder Woman!

Cory Reese said...

Way to go!

And your foot? Ouch. It almost looks like it could be waving to a spectator on the sidelines.

Yet you are still crazy fast!!!

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Day Family Blog said...

You as always amaze me. Are you going to do another before the baby, you are crazy awesome :) How fun to have so much family come and join you.

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hillary said...

Way to go girl! You are amazing! How cool that so much family could run it!