Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rage, rage: race results

So, that mercifully night-scheduled half-marathon was last night. So fun. SO FUN. I think I may have to seek out more aggressively the nighttime races. It was, for me, just like going for a run like I always do at night, except that more people started off at the same time. Everyone wearing elaborate arrangements of glow-sticks and necklaces. And out on the course, away from the more populated start- and endpoints, it was surreal and a little psychedelic to see these disembodied glow-accoutrements bouncing along in the dark air. Fun, fun.

My goal was to finish in 100 minutes. I missed my goal by 5 minutes (dang!--I hit this wall around mile 11 and slowed down until around mile 13) (but I did run my first 7 miles in 49 minutes, which makes me happy). Still, I did come in around 40th out of a field of 1500. I was the 8th woman to finish, and placed second in my division. Of course, as you will recall, my division is now the over-40 set. So, among all those women who are not going gentle into that good night, I am going the second least gently.

I'm going on Google now to see when and where I can do this again.

12 comments:

Bardiac said...

Way to go!!!

Lisa B. said...

you are amazing.

Sulpicia said...

That sounds fantastic! Well done!

ntbw said...

Well done! Aren't half marathons the best? I'm doing my second one in October, and I can't wait. I wish we could do one together, but you're WAY faster than me, never mind that we live so far apart. 7 miles in 49 minutes--sheesh!

Ink said...

Woohoo!

And I LOVE this: "among all those women who are not going gentle into that good night, I am going the second least gently."

I will henceforth think of that every time we read Thomas in class.

Lexy and Jared said...

Ditto to ink's favorite line. You are so inspiring! I have got to find a night run here. That actually sounds pleasant.

I don't suppose I could convince you to do the Disney Princess Half-Marathon in February, could I? It seems completely beneath you, but it sounds kind of awesome. YOU GET TO BE THE PARADE.

Renaissance Girl said...

is it at night? is it in orlando? do i have to wear a gown?

Lexy and Jared said...

Not at night, in Orlando, and I would be satisfied with Ariel's sequined bra top.

Lexy and Jared said...

Not at night, in Orlando, and I would be satisfied with Ariel's sequined bra top.

Anapessimistic said...

Killin' it!

Johnsons Part Deux said...

Awesome job!!!

Renaissance Girl said...

Lexy: Running in the DAYTIME? In ORLANDO?!! Clearly you have missed the point here, which is that this half was at NIGHT. I don't run in the heat of day, and they don't have anything else in Orlando.