Monday, June 04, 2007

A PR and a Reflection

Something exciting about the marathon that I just figured out today is that the splits for the 1st and 2nd 1/2 of the race were 2:16:17 for the 1st half and 2:07:39 for the 2nd half!

My PR for the 1/2 marathon distance is 2:10:09 meaning that I got a 1/2 marathon PR in the 2nd 1/2 of a marathon!!! That's really cool :) Not sure if I count that as an actual PR since it wasn't done in a 1/2 marathon race, but it's exciting nonetheless. Imagine how fast I could go if I hadn't already run 13.1 miles? Perhaps breaking 2 hours isn't as far away as I thought :D


I looked back into my coolrunning log tonight and stumbled upon an entry from Monday, November 2nd 2004, which showed:

Monday,Nov 22, 2004
Running Training run 4:45 pm
4 miles41:14 (10:18/mile)

That felt so awsome to run for such a long time. Thats the longest that I've ever run in my life, and I sort of felt like I could have gone longer if I had wanted to. Body still getting achey though while I'm running, which sucks...that better not happen on thursday! i'm glad to be working out again though.

It's funny to remember a time when 4 miles was a long run and an exhilirating achievement :) Amazing how far you can come in 2 1/2 years!

I'm looking forward to my first post-race run tomorrow, hopefully 6 miles or so :D


RSD_Terry said...

You've come a long way. Congratulations! That 50k, next month, should be no problem.


Jessica Deline said...

wow. awesome negative split! I thought you were getting faster every time we saw you out there!!

Backofpack said...

That's terrific, Addy! Negative splits are always good - and to achieve a PR too -wow. Keep up the good training.

Bret said...

Great PR! I ran San Diego back in 2002, I think it was my second or third marathon. I like the running around Mission Bay. That was a pretty big negative split, nicely done. What 50K are you doing?

Phil said...

Fabulous negative split. Looks like you're stronger than you give yourself credit for. Your half-marathon PR counts BTW. It was a measured course under race conditions and you have your official timed splits. The only difference from an actual half-marathon is that you did a 13.1 mile warm up.

You're in great shape for you 50K. Also, I'd say you've got a sub 2 hour half in you.

mtnrunR said...

congrats!!! negative splits is HUGE!!! almost always setting yourself up for a pr. great job!!!

Kim said...

That is a huge negative split!! Congrats on the 1/2 marathon PR after the first 13.1 mile warmup!! Maybe that's what you needed!

And the reflection..isn't it cool to look back and see wherer you have been..just wait til after you finish your first 100 miler...I think you are hooked..

Journey to a Centum said...

Hey! Can you keep the negative comments down to a minimum?


OK, I'm OK now... whew!

Great job, negative splits tell me you were in great shape and ran a smart race.

The best is yet to come.

Addy said...

terry- I can't believe it's next month! It's so soon already. I think I will be ready though :)

Jessica- I felt like I was speeding up a bit, but couldn't really tell. When I saw you guys around 22 I felt like slowing down, but you guys kept me going :)

michelle- thanks!

bret- I like the running around mission bay too! I'm doing the Tahoe Rim Trail 50k on July 21st.

phil- Thanks for validating my 1/2 :) How nice of you to say I've got that sub 2 in me. I'm not sure I have it now, but I don't think it's so outside the realm of possibility any more!

Tom- Thanks!!!

Eric- haha..thanks! The best is definitely yet to come, as I haven't run an ultra yet ;)

Bob Gentile said...

Nice to LOOK Back and see how far you have come...Big Congrats!

OK now back to work, U have 45 days to Tahoe...
umm I mean TaHOOOOOOO...wooo hooooo

...Focus baby, Clock is ticking:-)

OK good night I still have a tummy ache:-(