and the next race is…
What? You thought I’d have more to say? After ANOTHER Half-Marathon PR? This one feels different… I hate to say but I’m disappointed. I really do hate to say that though. I mean its a PR… and RUNNING WITH THE COWS!! Wow! What a race! I loved it! My gosh I just may go back every year! I mean there wasn’t much to it course wise… see for yourself:
Blah huh? Well it was sorta… but not really. Wait… not at all! It was all out in the country. No traffic. No lights. No police escorts. Cows. I saw cows stampeding. I’m not sure but I think the entire town of Bucyrus turned out. There were plenty of aid stations with good stuff. The weather was PERFECT!
I could go on… I mean I can… the post race food was the best I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen quite a few. There was a LOT of good food. Of all kinds.
Well, and I did earn my PR here. Oh… why was I disappointed again? Well my previous PR (set just a few weeks ago at Rock The Parkway) was 1:44:20. On that day I wanted 1:43:xx but I wasn’t disappointed… I was just happy with sub 1:45! Today I really wanted 1:43:xx. Alas, my new PR is 1:44:02. Three seconds faster and it would be mine. Oh well… I’m not THAT disappointed! It just means I have something to shoot for next time.
…and so with those three 39.3 under my belt now and mission accomplished and what have you…
And for the record my 39.3 are ranked thusly:
1. Running With The Cows
2. Rock The Parkway
3. Kansas Half-Marathon.
Please write in the comments — which were your favorites?
Ok… so without FURTHER ado… with those three under belt, etc…. I CAN NOW SET A REALISTIC GOAL FOR HHR!
Will it be to set another PR? Will it be to run sub 1:40?
You must be kidding. Running With the Cows was a lot of things, but it wasn’t too hilly. Hospital Hill Run has the word hill in the title for a reason. It rhymes with kill. There are some tough hills in the Hospital Hill Run and they don’t quit. It’s hill after hill.
So… my goal is still ambitious though, real ambitious because Hospital Hill can KILL!
HOSPITAL HILL RUN 2012 GOAL:
A HOSPITAL HILL RUN PR! 1:48:41 / 8:17 pace to beat my previous best of 1:48:42.
See ya in 18 days!