RnR Seattle Results

Well, I’ve finished half marathon number four. According to the official results, I finished in 2:12:01 at a 10:05 pace. According to my Garmin I actually ran about 13.3 miles which puts me at a 9:56 pace. I like the sound of the Garmin results better (under 10 minute miles!), but I’m happy with my official time. One of these days I know I can beat my PR, but I need to get in some consistent training and more long runs first.

I took a ton of pictures on Friday, but can’t upload them until I get back to Phoenix. I’m also still waiting to see the official ASI photos. I really hope there was at least one good one or I won’t have any photos of myself from the weekend.

I felt great after the race. A little tired but not too sore. But now it seems like I may have overdone it with all the post-race walking. When I woke up Sunday morning my legs were so stiff. Even today (Monday) I’m still having a hard time walking up and down the stairs. I’m hoping it’ll wear off by Wednesday because I signed up for the 10k in White Rock, BC and I don’t want it to be my first DNS. I’ll walk the entire 6.2 miles if I have to, but I’d rather run.

Sunday, June 28

Food:

  • dim sum
  • dinner with the extended family – soup, rice, BBQ pork, BBQ duck, chicken, roast pork, choy sum, and fish – cantaloupe and grapes

Saturday, June 27

Food:

  • peanut toffee buzz Clif Bar, mint chocolate GU, one pack of strawberry GU chomps
  • saltine cracker with strawberry jam, bottle of citrus Cytomax, banana
  • dim sum
  • pear
  • three gummi clownfish
  • chow sum and corn, pork, and fish maw soup
  • nanaimo bar (chocolate/coconut crust, custard filling, chocolate topping)

Exercise:

  • 13.1 mile RNR Seattle half marathon (Asics)
  • about 2 mile walk home after the race
  • about 2 mile walk around Ferndale in the evening

Friday, June 26

Food:

  • two Chinese cocktail buns and a glass of milk
  • lots of samples at the RNR Seattle Expo – granola, jazz apple wedges, gold kiwi fruit, Odwalla juice, cran-apple GU chomp, chocolate Muscle Milk, Nuun…
  • at Pike Place Market – cup of clam chowder, chocolate hazlenut pastry
  • bottle of blackberry Talking Rain Activwater
  • pork & carrot soup, white rice, chicken, fish, choy sum

Exercise:

  • about 3 mile walk – from aunt’s house to Expo, then from Expo to Pike Place Market

Thursday, June 25

Wii Fit Weight: 113.5

Food:

  • 1/2 Trader Joe’s blueberry cereal bar
  • leftover panang curry w/ white rice
  • Paradise Bakery – small Paradise pasta, 1/2 turkey cranberry sandwich, chocolate chip cookie
  • rice noodles with choy sum and fish balls

What’s going on

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

  • Feet went tingly and numb only 1.5 miles in yesterday while wearing the Sauconys. Had better luck with the Asics today. So hot outside!
  • Just finished packing for my week back home in Washington. Such a full suitcase, but I don’t want to forget anything I might need for the race.
  • Enjoying a yummy cupcake as I blog. Can’t think of a better way to wrap up a long day.
  • My plan is to leave work tomorrow around 3 and leave for the airport around 4:30.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle

  • Going to the Expo on Friday. Expo is about 2 miles away from my aunt’s house. A little far to walk but it seems silly to drive and pay $20 for parking. Hmmm.
  • Probably going with the new Asics for the race. I’m a little concerned about wearing new shoes for 13.1 miles, but Lisa at Road Runner Sports didn’t seem to think it would be a problem.
  • Also thinking about wearing the new Road Runner Sports hat. Tried it out tonight and liked how it kept my hair out of my face. The hat will go well with my race outfit.

Beyond:

  • Limited or no Internet access the next couple days, but hope to start going to the public library starting Monday. There’s a one hour time limit for Internet use per day.
  • I may do a 10k on Canada Day (July 1). It’s right across the border and registration includes a free pair of socks and a souvenir finishing medal. Am I crazy for considering it so soon after the 1/2?

Wednesday, June 24

Food:

  • pumpkin chocolate muffin from Wildflower Bread Company
  • Lean Cuisine grilled chicken caesar
  • panang curry with shrimp and a few bites of Troy’s spicy fried rice – Krua Thai
  • junior mint cupcake (oh so good)

Exercise:

  • 3.12 mile run (Asics)