A Different Kind of Debut

Well, it’s offiicial.  This former half-miler who never ran over a six-mile long run in college or an eight-miler post-collegiately is runninSavannah Marthong a half-marathon.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half to be exact.  Can you believe it?  Neither can I.  Especially given the fact that just over three months ago, I could barely run one-mile due to a hamstring injury that kept me sidelined for close to two-months.  Finally in August I could run two – three miles a few times a week without too much pain. 

out of focus runner legsI still haven’t done any speed and won’t going into this race; but Sunday I ran an eight mile long run.  I know!!  Eight miles for me is like…torture.  To make things worse, I chose a new route that turned out to be way too hilly, but I successfully finished.  Luckily the Savannah course is flat.  So can I tack on 5.1 miles onto that distance?  I hope so.  My race is on November 9th, so I’ve got three-ish weeks to get there.  My goal:

To slap this baby on the back of the Black Ninja! 

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Yup – I simply want to finish the darned thing so I can put a freakin’ magnet on my FJ Cruiser (aka The Black Ninja).  The back is going to look great with the 13.1 sticker on it!

Okay fine – I guess I shouldn’t be that car vain.  I actually do want to come away with a decent time for my debut half marathon.  I am not even going to post what time I’m shooting for, but after the race I’ll spill all the deets.  Perhaps I should have a guess my finishing time contest – that might be kind of fun. 

Well – gotta run!!  Happy Wednesday, or as all the young people in my life like to say, “Happy Hump Day!” 

 

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colleen bennett (4 years ago)

What an accomplishment! I think you’ll finish in 2 hours. Me? It would take about 13 days, maybe 14. Good luck, TL! You are an inspiration.

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