Sunday night is upon us and so far no posts except for spammers on last week's thread.
I hope Cheryl had a good race and didn't overdo her taper.
Hopefully Heather just has a tweak and not a hairline fracture.
Hopefully Vicci got home without too many issues and the contractors haven't ransacked her house in her absence.
Kind of a quiet weekend and week's end. Relaxing to have a relatively quiet week - especially after the previous weekend. Finished a class that met every other Monday evening and am certain I won't ever take an out of church class during Lent ever again.
The race went well yesterday. The course is actually pretty nice even if it is out and back on a two lane road. I can't complain about a half marathon with 1000 people running. The beginning and end of the race is fairly well shaded by tall trees and with the exception of some honey bees near the finish line there weren't any bugs to speak of. If there's a down side of the race there aren't a lot of spectators - but then there's not a lot of room to spectate. Interestingly, because the race is out and back somewhere around 3-4 miles (depending on your speed) the spectators become the people running the other direction.
The guy I was pacing was running in his 3rd or 4th half-marathon. We were shooting for a 2:00 marathon (that would have been about 12 or 13 minutes off his best). We were doing fairly well through 4 miles - definitely within our goal but in retrospect was probably about 15 seconds a mile too fast. We ended up paying for it later but still had a good race. Our finish time was just under 2:14.
The best part was we kind of turned the run into a teaching session: what you do mid-race (check your form, think about efficient running, etc.); how much you should fuel before a race (for us that would be at least 500 cal); and why it is important to run easy for ~1/2 mile before the race (so you can find the poorly laced shoes before the 4th-5th mile).
Really, a decent race and a lot of fun. Thankfully it wasn't too warm (like today).