Andrew and I ran our second half marathon yesterday with Carina. Andrew and I were not too excited about it. We have been slacking off on our training schedule. The farthest we had run since the last one in November was 6 miles. And I don't think we had ran at all in the last 3 weeks. Honestly, if we hadn't told Carina that we would do it with her, we would have dropped out. So based on all of our wonderful training, I was fully expecting it to be very painful and that we would have to walk a good portion of the way.
Well, I was only half right. We ran the entire way! It was a beautiful run, a nice course around the perimeter of Mercer Island. My only complaint is the two hills right at the end of the course when I already thought I was going to die.
The time clock as we ran by said 2:24, but listed below are our official chip times. I actually am not sure that I believe them. It definitely felt like we waited to cross the starting line for more than 3 minutes, but maybe I am just a bad judge of time.
So we were able to run faster than our November time of 2:24, crazy huh? But I am definitely paying for it today!