Sunday, October 16, 2011

Columbus 1/2 Marathon Results

this morning at 6:45 Justin and I headed to downtown Columbus for the 32nd annual
Columbus Marathon
as we we were walking to the starting line i ran into 2 of my best guy friends from college
it was awesome to be able to sit and talk to them prior to the race where i typically have pre-race jitters.
perhaps i was a little more confident this time because i was only running a 1/2 marathon and they were all running the full

we finally get to our corral for the 7:30 start time
we move slowly to the start line and then we begin
i have NEVER seen so many people lining the street in all of my life

it was really inspirational to know that people would come out early on a sunday morning to cheer on runners
**i can't wait to be able to be one of the people holding signs, rather than running!**
there were so many people lining the streets, i missed my grandma and grandpa at 5, and i finally saw my parents at mile marker 6 where i thought i was going to over heat because i needed to loose my shed shirt so badly!
Justin was at mile marker 7 and my sister and her fiancé Doug were at 8, my parents were then at 9 and that was the last i saw of my support crew
they were joking that i must have turned up the heat after mile marker 10 because they timed everything out, and i missed them at mile marker 11

i finally climbed up the last leg of the run {which was the same as the May 1/2... that about killed me} and knew the hill would be difficult, but I had to just keep running, one foot in front of the other
i made the turn and finally saw the 13 mile marker after we broke free from the full marathon runners
and i crossed the finish line in
my own PR at this point!

For not training very well, and going out to just see how hard I could push myself, I am very happy with that result. It is 4 minutes off of my last 1/2 which was a month and a half ago.

Congrats to all of my fellow runners and a BIG thank you to all of your support as well! I tweeted right before I went off, and I loved hearing the notifications through my phone while I was running. It means the world that you were all by my side during the race!

Next up... May's Capital City Half Marathon
Who's with me!??!!

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ashley said...

Congrats Lindsey!

Come run the Las Vegas 1/2 with me ;) It'll fun.

And I think we need to chat so I can get some points and tips for running my first 1/2. shed shirt...what??? lol help!

anyways, that is awesome -- congratulations again!!! I am hoping to finish in at least 3hours. hahaha :)

Jess said...

You are awesome!!! Seriously.

Jenny said...

Wow I am impressed! I don't think I can even run a 5k!

Christina said...

You are so good!

Lindsay said...

Way to go girl! This is so awesome!

Anna & Kirby said...

I saw your pic on FB too... way to go girl! I was actually starting to train for a 1/2 but then found out we're pregnant, so I had to stop. :( You do inspire me though!

Ashley said...

congrats on your PR!!! That's great!! I am training for my second half in December! Great job =)

Jenna said...

Congrats Lindsey, that is amazing!

emily said...

way to go lindsey!!

maybe if i'm dedicated enough to running at the gym this winter i'll join you in may. that's something i've always thought about doing, but just never did!

Kelly said...

Such an inspiration, Lindsey!! Go you :-D I bet it felt awesome to have so many people there to cheer you on! Congrats!!

Kelly said...

PS: You look amazing :-)

Ashley said...

awesome .. congrats!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's so great! Congrats!