After a fun night out I drove back to San Mateo to get some sleep before waking up early to go back to San Jose and run in the race. I was able to get there in plenty of time and was waiting at the starting area when I saw my mom, dad, Tina, and Lauren. This made me so happy and gave me the extra energy that I needed to run this race. The race went great! I didn't over exert myself and felt good the whole time through. I had placed my self in the 2 hr. 30 minute group on paper, to be on the safe side, but I quickly caught up to the 2:15 pace group. After staying with them for a mile or so, I decided I could go faster! I ended up with an official time of 2:08:09! So I felt great about it and am now ready to head into my last weeks of training for the full one (4 weeks left).
Monday, October 6, 2008
Another busy weekend for this girl. A lot of driving, but a lot of fun too. On Saturday I drove up, first to San Jose where I picked up my bib number and timing chip for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Then I headed over to San Mateo where I was staying at Sandy's place. After bringing my things in I went out for a short run. It was so nice to be able to run in the middle of the day, without it being 100 degrees out! After cleaning myself up I then drove in to San Francisco where I was meeting friend from High School. My friend Melissa lives there and my friend Maile was there to take family pictures of Melissa, her husband, and her cute little boy! And Maile's sister Kelly, who I haven't seen in about 15 years was there too. I had such a fun time and definitely got an ab workout from all the laughing. These girls are crazy!!