Day 42: Race day

Today’s Agenda:  America’s Finest City Half-Marathon.

Hello World,

The event has come and past.  In all aspects, it was a success.  Finishing in 2:11:28, I set a new PR in the San Diego race.

After setting multiple alarms and asking for a wake-up call, I gave America’s Best City my best effort.  A new PR is what I came for.  I know I talked about a sub 2:10, so I already have my next goal set.

Melissa and I boarded the bus in Balboa Park.  It was a quick ride to the start point.  I spent the next two hours visiting the restrooms and talking with other runners.  Then after the sound of the gun, we were off.

The course began with 4 miles downhill.  That was the easy part.  I kept a fast pace around a sub 10-minute mile.  As it flattened, so did my speed.  The legs felt good, breathing was fine and I had Melissa pushing me not to slow myself.

Mile 7 brought the fatigue I had been avoiding.  My gel helped me fight through it.  Everything was good except for a numbing sensation in my arm, that followed me through the entire race.  If anyone knows any causes, please leave a comment.  I’m curious.

Melissa had pushed me all the way to mile 10.   I got an energy burst,  blew a kiss and was off.  Everything was good till mile 11.5 where runners began the mile ascent.

I may have been doing hill workouts over the past couple months but I struggled.  Battling the urge to walk, I made it to the top.  It seemed like forever to find the finish line but I eventually did.

The West Coast city provided ideal weather conditions, beautiful scenery and  lots of supporters along the course.  It was a fantastic experience.  A race I would rate very highly.  I plan on highlighting more trials and tribulations from the AFC Half-Marathon in a later blog.

Get out and fill your passion bucket,

Kyle

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About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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One Response to Day 42: Race day

  1. Carol says:

    Congrats on an amazing race!!

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