The Star City Half Marathon was held on November 23, and I signed up for it way before I really should have. I ran a little beforehand, and I was not physically or mentally ready for this race. Also, I had not run enough in cold weather to become acclimated to the chilly temperatures. But regardless, I ran it with a great attitude. Until the 10K mark, anyway.. This race was a half marathon and 10K, and the half marathon course passed right by the 10K finish. By this point my knee had started to hurt and I was really tempted to cut off my 13.1 into a 6.2. I was not even halfway and my knee was giving out. Between the cold weather and the hilly course, I was in pain. But I toughed it out, ending with a time of which I am not proud.
|Elevation Map of the Star City Half..... I loved that climb between miles 6 and 8|
|Isn't he adorable????|
Also, I have to brag on Mr. Marathon. He has recently gotten back into running with a friend of his (who is not as slow as I am). Today, he managed to finish out his first semester of college and hit the road on a 13 mile training run! SO PROUD.