i can't believe it's monday again already! the weekend flew by way too fast.
yesterday i ran the MORE half marathon in central park. it was really hot out for this time of year, and because of the unexpected change in weather and extreme temps, they canceled the marathon portion of the event, and made the half marathon an un-timed "fun-run."
i started out the race VERY slow. i definitely felt the heat, and didn't want to over do it. also, because of my previous foot injury, i wanted to take this race slow anyway. i ran about 10 minute miles the entire way, and stopped at each water station to get gatorade and water, for about 25-30 seconds.
i think this strategy worked out pretty well. the start was definitely tough though, and i felt pretty sluggish because of the heat. but going out slow helped, and i was able to keep a pretty even pace throughout the whole race. i even felt like i had energy on the second loop around the park.
the last few miles were tough, especially since my longest run before this one was 8 miles. but honestly, it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, and the heat might have actually helped me by forcing me to go slow.
brooklyn half, here i come!