Sunday, February 2, 2014
Half Marathon - in two parts
I got up at 5 a.m. this morning and drove to College Station for the Texas 10 Series College Station 10-Mile Race. The race started at 7:30. It was raining, cold (42) and very strong winds. The temperature dropped to 38 during the race. It was a double loop course. I finished the first loop in 1:02:26 and the second loop in 1:03:58, for a total of 2:06:06. The weather was terrible, but I felt strong the entire race. I was first in my age group (yes, I was the only one). That win gives me a free entry into the same race next year. Thanks to my trail running buddies from College Station, Christine and Shelby, for being at the finish line. I drove back to Huntsville, took a shower and a nap and then drove down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K. I finished in 37:55, a little slower than normal. So, today I ran a half marathon - 10 miles + 3.1.