Thanks Sarah for the wise words during the Seaside Half Marathon!
So the Seaside Half Marathon was two weeks ago. A few days before I was able to get my hands on the NEW Pearl Izumi E:Motion N2's. (they are pretty hot - right?)
Some people say that you should not race in new shoes right out of the box - you might get blisters etc. Technically I didn't race in them right out of the box (I wore them around the house and did a two mile run in them) But I raced in them and they felt FANTASTIC! They have a few models out, but the N2's are right up my ally. Keep an eye out for these folks - they are bas ass.
So I'm not going to bore you with this race report since it's a boring race. Out and back. Yep - they really work your for the $115. But I did PR which I am SUPER excited about.
The morning was chilly - as you can see by our post race photo. But it was perfect weather for running.
(And I did see a lady sporting a full length mink coat in running gear while we were doing our warmup. If I only had my camera!....)
My only goal was to get a 1:45 I did not care if it was a 1:45:49. Just somewhere a 45 needed to be in my final time.
Place: 18 out of 257 people in my age group
Total: 212 out of over 5K people!
People in the south evidently have a thing for Vera Bradley bags (Since she is the main sponsor) and will walk a half marathon for one.
And I would love to give a shout out to my AMAZING sister who did the race in a 1:59!!! Way to go Allison!
But I'm glad to be 100% back into tri training. AHHH...it feels good to be back on my bike and in the pool!!!
Next post - bullet proof coffee. Nectar from the heavens that will keep you going all day!