Back to the beginning. I haven’t been running consistently, so when I decided it was time to sign up for my 1/2 marathon, I knew that I needed to get cracking on the running again.
Especially if I want to beat my PR of 2:04.
So I got out there. And took off. And got winded after about 5 minutes. Then it was a constant challenge to keep up with myself. From aching joints, to tight muscles, I just didn’t really have it in me. But I kept on going. And walking and jogging and running.
I clawed and scraped to finish strong.
But, in the end, I ran 4.69 miles in 54:18. A (relatively) slow 11:34 pace. I did have a top speed of 8.6 mph, though, so there is some optimism.
I’ll be taking another run tomorrow. And I’ll beat that.