I hired Mary back in February to get my to my goal time, I happened to reach that goal a little quicker than expected. My goal was a 2:15, and wasn't even sure that was possible because of the new course which includes 2 bridges, ran twice each. In Sarasota, I ran a 2:12:11 with two bridges. Shortly after Sarasota, my ankles started to bother me, tendinitis. I have been taking some time to relax and let them heel. I am not sure the half marathon distance is in the cards or if I should stick to the 5k. I went out for a short 3 miler and the pain isn't there that much when I run, (yes), but there afterwards. I certainly do not want it to get worse, but this is also my last run. The runs feel hard in terms of pace. Where has my "speed" gone, but I guess that happens when you don't run. My goal this week is to try and get some runs in to help my legs learn the meaning of running. I am not sure how that will happen, I have an interview, and two doctors appointments on different days. Either way, I am looking forward to seeing some great ladies out there.
I love women only races (yes, I love the sight of in shape men with their shirt off running), but the camaraderie of women is great! Will I see you there?
Which medal will you earn?
I have actually done the Iron Girl Half Marathon the first year they had the half. I must say, it was one of the hardest halves. I was not training because I was interning. All I remember is that I couldn't imagine ever doing another half again if this was my first race. Right now, besides my leg, I am in the best running shape I have ever been. I am hoping the heat stays away (it is going to be 80) and the wind is at our back. I hope my ankles cooperate and have a fabulous race. Christa and I will run together, but I hope she breaks my PR!!
Have you done an all women's race?
What are your tips for running the bridges without training too much on them?
**I was given free entry for this race, all opinions are my own**