So, lets get to it. Up first, the Women's Half Marathon.
This was my second time running the Women's Half in Nashville. I do believe, so far that it is simply the best half I have ran. The expo is awesome, the people are amazing and the medal is the bomb. I believe the medal was the main reason I signed up on whim last year. This year, I was totally more prepared for it. My goal was to finish in 2:45. I really wasn't wanting to push too hard because this was just a warm up before the Middle Half that I would be running in 2 weeks. However, the start of the race ended up changing that. ;) I ended up finishing in 2:47! So I was pretty close to hitting my goal.
Here are a few snaps from the day......
|Ready to runnnnnn|
|At the start line|
|Crossing the finish line..|
|These crack me up....|
And now for the recap of the Middle Half......
This was the first time running this one, but I loved it. It's totally flat, so its super easy to get a PR in this race. My goal going in was 2:30, Sherry and I even got with a pace group so we wouldn't start out to fast. Sherry ended up hurting her knee and couldn't run much so I went on. I ended up finishing in 2:45, a new PR even if it is just 2 minutes. After crossing I went to catch up with Sherry at the last part of the race to cheer her on.
Here are a few snaps from the day...
|Beautiful Sunrise before the Race|
|Here we gooooooo|
|Ray caught up to us while riding his bike.|
|A few heroes had my back...|
Until the next race......