|Bling from all three races|
Yesterday I ran the Faxon Law Greater Danbury Half Marathon in Danbury, CT. This race was my third half marathon in three weeks (Rock ‘n’ Roll DC on March 14 and Michelob Ultra Queens 13.1 on March 21). Looking back, this probably wasn’t the smartest idea and my body is feeling pretty run down right now. Teaching spinning class this evening sure didn’t help. I have another race on Saturday but it’s a 10K and I’m so happy it’s not another half marathon.
I’ve now completed 4 half marathons toward my goal of running 15 half marathons in 2015. So 4 down and 11 to go. I’ve got some pretty cool races coming up so I’m excited for the Spring/Summer, if that ever happens in CT. It snowed again this morning..sigh.
You would think that by the end of March we would have warmer temperatures right? Nope! Mother Nature still thinks it is winter. Although it did warm up later on in the race, it was cold at the start. The wind didn’t help either and the real feel temperature was around 20 degrees. Because I refuse to wear a jacket again for another race, I wore 3 layers underneath my sweatshirt.
To say that the race was a little hilly would be an understatement. The hills on this course are no joke as seen on the elevation profile below:
|#allthehills #hillsfordays #hillshillshills|
I felt pretty good during the first half of the race and I was actually able to power up all the hills.
|Taken around mile 2 or 3.
Waving to the camera!
|Because I have a lot of energy at the beginning of a race
PRO Compression socks on point #keepittight
Like clockwork, around mile 6-7, my body was simply like “No thank you, no more running for me today, thanks”. My left ankle has really been bothering me. It’s somewhat okay on flat runs but hills really aggravate it. I’ve been using KT tape which is helping but I hope the discomfort goes away soon. I did the run-walk method for the last half of the race. My finish time wasn’t impressive at all so I won’t post it here, but I was just happy to finish and of course, find food. For some reason, I was really exhausted and wanted food, more than usual.
|Hand full of food and rocking’ the
“I just ran a half marathon” hairstyle. Love it.
So what were some of the pros/cons of the race?
I don’t think I would run the race again unless I trained with hills for a few months prior. Hills are my enemy at the moment. I have two more half marathons in April – Greenwich Cup Half Marathon in Greenwich, CT and the MORE/Fitness Half Marathon in Central Park. The race in Greenwich is pretty flat, so I’m hoping for a better finish time at that race.
In totally unrelated news, I received my PRO Compression grab bag socks this weekend. How cute are all of the socks? (I ordered the snowflake socks separately) #allthesocks Grab bag socks are still available in XS and L/XL. Use promo code SUPER to save 40%!
My next race is on Saturday, April 4. It’s the NYRR Scotland Run 10K in Central Park. Are you racing this weekend?