whidbey half marathon win

The last time I won a race outright was high school, when girls raced separately. The last time I won a race with both men and women or, more accurately, boys and girls was when I outkicked everyone in the 3rd grade gym mile trial wearing a jean skirt and white keds. 80s style. So when they announced me as the outright winner of the Whidbey Half Marathon I was all...


After this winter of hard training alone and missing my San Diego half because of the flu I was so happy to cross a finish line in victory! I hadn't tucked under 1:20 in the half since last April. This course was brutal and for the first 6 miles it was raining so hard it felt like I was running under a waterfall... so to cross in 1:19:47 made me very happy. 

started raining just before the start and got worse before it cleared (erica and caryn to my right, your left)
unknowingly taking the lead at mile 8, motorcycle escort just in front of me. 
caryn and me, tired #oiselleteam
It was also great to hang out withOiselle Teammates, Erica Hill and Caryn Heffernan. They were both just doing a little tune up for Vancouver BC marathon! Two weeks out!

Of course the hills and chopped up gravel in my racing flats gave my calves something to think about all last week. My mechanic (PT) was on vacation. So I treated it with some icing, rolling, stretching and Merlot. Now just some residual achilles soreness remains, and I hope to get on the track tomorrow for some 800s. 

Last week was a hard week not to be able to run. No pavement therapy is tough on my runner spirit. It didn't help to be constantly aware that I was 6 weeks out from the marathon and should have been doing big work. Luckily we have two Elliptigos in the office. I got my crosstraining done outside. JJ and I rode them to West Seattle last Wednesday. 

ready to ride!
I'm looking forward to my training this week and continued recovery of my legs. Thank goodness I'm seeing my healer on Thursday. 5 weeks out! 

Comments

  1. oh my God, that pic is the BOMB DOT COM! you've gotta update your profile one now :) "I was all..." haha, love it!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! do you think the difference in your "before" routine aided in your victory?? just askin'.....good luck in Vancouver!!

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  3. Dang girl! Congratulations on your win. You.Are.Amazing!

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  4. Too cool for school, lady. I love any story of ladies triumphing over the gents.

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  5. Congrats on the win! That's so awesome!

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  6. Absolutely LOVE the finishing pic! Well deserved lady. I'm excited for you and for what's to come.

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  7. Hahahah is that the "crazed muppet" pic?? So awesome - the shot AND the win. Go on with your fast self, girl. Glad you got your redemption and really looking forward to seeing what you do in VT!

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  8. Way to go speedy legs! Redemption rules.

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  9. Congrats on your win! That picture couldn't better describe the moment!

    Good luck to you in your next race! And to your Oiselle teammates in the Van marathon! I'm running that one too but I'm sure they'll be much faster than me.

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  10. Congratulations! That has to be one of the best finishing photos ever!

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  11. congrats on a great race! Love the look on your face as you cross the line!

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  12. That finishing photo is seriously priceless. Looks like you battled through a winter storm over there, and you cleaned up real nice! Great work Mac attack.

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  13. Nice work...super speedy! Don't think of the missed training, think how fresh you'll be after a few days rest to attack it again!

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  14. Congrats! That's really awesome!

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  15. Congrats on the victory!! I love your blog!

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  16. HOLY ROCKSTAR FINISH!! Congratulations!!!

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  17. Wow!! Congrats speedy! That is awesome!

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