Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hot Child In The City

Irene M F 48 San Diego CA 02:26:38(Chip) 11:12(pace) 6322 02:29:08(clock) 01:03:23(10k split)

This is the first half marathon where I had to walk. I'm usually able to run the entire way but it was just too humid and people were literally dropping! I've never seen so many EMT's taking care of people at an event before. I was drenched in sweat by mile 3 of the run. I wasn't expecting to PR at this event but I did run in the anticipated range. My best half marathon time is 2:19 and I finished in 2:26. I'm glad I didn't force myself to run the entire way because of seeing way too many people get sick. We saw one guy who we recognized from several of the runs we participate in and he was disoriented and passed out a few times, and this guy usually places in the top spots! We watched the EMT's place him into an ambulance for a ride the hospital. People who have run this event before said that today's weather for this run was rather miserable. I felt OK with my finish, mostly because I finished. I did PR my 10k split for a half marathon, though, and that was a surprise. I lost ground towards the last couple of miles and began walking, where there was a hill we had to go up before the last mile stretch. The hill wasn't actually that bad, it's just that I didn't want to be amongst those who were passing out... My hubbie finished in 3:06 and feels sick to his stomach. I think the heat really got to him. He can usually run a half marathon in about 2:45 - 2:50. I'll post pictures later.

I'm beat!



Anne said...

Nick Gilder!

I'm glad you survived. I looked up some finish times yesterday and, yes, some people ran slower than usual because of the heat. I guess this is when our great training weather comes back to bite us in the butt. But I'm sure glad you got your medal and really didn't loose much time off your best for this course.

Congrats on the 10k PR and I hope Michael's feeling better now.

barbie2be said...

2:26 isn't far off your PR. congrats!

yeah, this time it's nick gilder.

Pat said...

Somedays it's just good to finish. Althought 2:26 isn't bad. Hope you have a nice rest day.

gotta run, pat

FV Tom said...

Running in this weather? I'd say you did pretty great!

Dori said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's hard to run in humidity--we have it in abundance in Minnesota. You were smart to slow down. Good job!

Irene said...

Winner! Yeah, it was a bit toasty, to say the least! As San Diegans, we're rather spoiled... But we finished, it wasn't pretty, but it was a learning experience!!!

Thanks. ;) I was hopeful when I signed up for this event that I could have a PR, but the heat and humidity was just too much.

I think it wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't so humid. Finishing is always sweet! Thanks.

It was like running in a sauna. Thanks!

Thanks for the encouragment. It's usually much dryer here, so when the humidity comes around it really wipes everybody out!