Race Takeaway: I love our town!
This morning we were up at 4:45am to run an inaugural half marathon that was hosted locally. I’m SO excited we did this race because not only did we have perfect weather in the 50s, but it was great seeing so much of the community out being healthy.
My plan for this race was to run my marathon pace or better, but not full out race. We are running Chicago Marathon next weekend and we need to make sure that we have energy in the tank for it. Both my legs and stomach were feeling amazing and it was hard to not get swept away and run too hard. I was able to have moments of chilling out by waving and talking to the crowd and other runners. So many people we know from work, running and flying were all out. The race was mostly flat and only inclines on the road heading back to the finish. It was an out and back course that allowed us to see other runners the whole way and encouraging them.
Through uptown Normal (Thank you Jeff for all of the pictures!)
I spent a few miles running in the vicinity with the race director and got to hear about the work that went into this event and their plans for next year, which include adding a full marathon.
On the constitution trail
Into the finish
I came in at 1:41:49, 1st in my Age Group. Rob got 1:34:26, which was 4th in his Age Group.
2012 We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon Finisher’s Medal
My 1st Age Group Award – Water Bottle
I’m so happy that we got to run this race and we plan to run it again!
F 35-39: 1/46
11 thoughts on “2012 We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon – 1:41:49”
1) Love your nail polish!!!
2) I also like the water bottles and medals, very cute.
3) Great job on a “training run” and best wishes next weekend in the marathon!
Thanks Rebecca! The nail polish is Essie Good As Gold 🙂
Love the polish too girl and great work. Thanks for all your cheerups this weekend via twitter. It def made me feel better. 🙂
Good! 🙂 Hope you have a good week!
I love running local races! It’s so much fun to race in your own ‘hood and know exactly where you are. Can’t wait to see what you do next weekend. Kick butt!
Thanks Heidi! 😀 I agree, hometown racing is awesome!
Another successful race!! Nice job in being able to dial it back when your body was wanting to race it. Glad your legs and stomach are treating you well. You will kick butt next weekend!!
I love the bright colored medal and the water bottle is a great award. I wish more races gave away useful items like cups, mugs, water bottles, bags, etc….
Thanks Steph! 😀 Hopefully the good mojo keeps going at Chicago! I agree, awards you can actually use are such a nice touch.
Looks like a great race! Congrats on your AG win! Are you going to be in Chicago on Saturday? If so, some Chicago running bloggers are meeting for lunch – would love it if you could join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/200358210096800/
Thank you for the invite! I would love to join you guys but we won’t be back in Chicago Saturday until late that afternoon. Hope you have a good time!