Wednesday, February 1, 2012

P.F. Chang's Half Marathon

On January 13, 2012 I ran the P.F. Chang's Half Marathon in Phoenix. I had been thinking of doing this run before I moved to NYC, but never got around to it. I like to have something that I am training for because it gets me to the gym better when I am on a training schedule. After doing the half in NYC last spring, I knew I wanted to do another half.

I was in corral 10 to start. Nice shot of KPMG in the background.
Kathryn, Lauren, Lindsay and made it more fun knowing that others that I know were running as well.

Almost to the finish!

There goes Kathryn - she didn't even notice us standing there.

Finished! My official time was 1:55:34 which is an 8:49/min pace. I was happy to break 2 hours, but I didn't think I would break it by almost 5 minutes. At the 8-mile marker I thought that I might be at a 2-hour pace, but decided that was a little early to really start pushing it. So, I waited until I got to the 10-mile marker and then tried to pick up the pace a bit.
I love the feeling of finishing these half marathons, but they are hard on my legs/knees so I don't know how many more I want to do. I definitely want to do the Disney half!

1 comment:

Janis said...

What race are you training for now? When you get home you will have lots of friends to train with.