Hooray for me! I'm proud of myself for finishing my first half marathon. I trained to run it in 2:07 and I ran it in 2:03 and it felt so great so here is my experience...
I went to bed at 8:30 last night. :) I woke up at 2:30am so I could be to the Provo Mall to get shuttled up to the starting line in Provo Canyon by 4:30. My body does not function well on less than 8 hours of sleep so I was worried about the lack of shut eye and being able to run and race.
Mile 1 I started out nice and slow, which is how I trained.
By mile 2 I was at a 9:30min/mile and feeling great.
Mile 8 came fast and I was sad to be finishing up with the canyon part cause it was so pretty.
Because I felt so great I decided to speed up a little. For the next 3 or so miles I ran at a 9:10min/mile.
At mile 11 I drank some Powerade.. I decided my body doesn't do well with Powerade. I got this really bad pain in my stomach so I slowed down a little.
That last mile was so hard but when I saw that finish line I felt so happy and excited I started to RUN, faster and faster finishing the race with a full on sprint. I was so happy to see my family and Eric. I was done and now I have a medal because I did it in less than 4 hours!
I'm excited for next week now! The Wasatch Back Relay, 199 miles of pure awesomeness and insanity.