Nick

Kara

9.19.2010

rock and roll philly half

Finished the Philly Half Marathon today, woohoo! My time was my worst non-preggers time ever!

2:07:38. Pace: 9:45  

I felt...OUT OF SHAPE! But it was nice to be out there running and a nice day - just HOT. I like cool running weather.   Bill and my parents brought both kids down - mistake! Next race I do, kids can stay home with someone and I will enjoy it more post-race and not have to rush outta there, and ALSO, totally need a sitter the rest of the day to watch the kids. Was sooo exhausted, and you can't rest.  The goods:

  • My sister ran with me from mile 5 to the end. 
  • Thought the bands on the course were ok, but ipod was necessary.  
  • Met Liz at the expo!
  • Ryan Hall is hot!
  • Thought I was going to die at mile 12. Couldn't sprint to the finish at mile 13.  Left it all out there on the course at least!
  • Got a media pass to go to the VIP tent before/after - swwwweet! For examiner writing.
  • Not signing up for another race till I'm in shape and rocking the training for it. 
  • How did I run a marathon EVER?
  • My crotch muscles are very sore
  • Kara woke up at 3:30a the night before- I let her sleep too long through the expo the day before and she was up till 5:30a. So, my day started at 3:30am!
  • Mile 11 or 12 provided Cytomax drink w/ ice in it. It was amazingly refreshing. I wanted a huge glass of it at that point.  I was probably dehydrated - I don't usually drink anything but water.
  • Wore CEP compression socks and my legs felt GREAT the whole time. I have shin splints now, but I think they really helped!
I'll post some pics tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. gotta give you props just for DOING it, slow or not. be proud of that!

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  2. Congrats on finishing though, I want to run a Rock 'n' Roll race!

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  3. Amazing job Natalie!!! you rocked it! I don't know how you have two little kids and still manage to find time for running! your amazing!!!

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  4. I didn't even know Ryan Hall was running it until I heard them interviewing him at the start! That's cool that you got to see him. Love the new blog pic. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought it was hot out there! You did really well!!
    That's a cute rugby top on Nick.

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  5. You are just still so amazing to me. I don't have kids or anything and I can't run a marathon. Look at how awesome you are!!

    Angela/Pretty in Orange

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  6. Congrats!! I know you aren't super happy with not being in the shape of your life (ye!), you have a couple of pretty good/valid excuses. ;) Way to go!!!

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  7. That's such a great new picture at the top! I know it's hard to keep up with your running/workouts with 2 small children, but you are setting an amazing example for both of them with the healthy lifestyle you lead! Congrats on getting another 1/2 marathon under your belt :)

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  8. Congrats on your race! It was hot yesterday so that probably made it harder. I am so impressed at how quickly you got back out there racing with 2 young kids. You rock!

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  9. congrats!! actually I think it's a great time plus it was hot!

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  10. first of all, that is a great time! you just had a baby!!! did you hear ryan hall's little speech before the race? he might be cute but he sounds like a dud. i thought the bands were just LOUD. they annoyed me as i ran by them.

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  11. I run a 2:07 with no baby, ever. You did awesome!

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  12. You are amazing just for being out there! You're gonna be churning out PRs later in the year, trust me!

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  13. Congrats little mamma on a great race! Be proud! You'll be back with vengence in no time!

    P.S. sometimes when I'm out running I ask myself the same question - how do I ever run marathons! LOL!

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  14. Well done! it may not be your fastest time ever, but my GOD girl you just ran 13 miles, 8 or 9 weeks post birth! I have just managed to run for the first time this past week - will blog about it soon, but we are talking - 7 MINS on first run and 14 MINS yesterday - yes MINS not miles! Having said that I am UBER excited at being able to do that!
    Good idea for getting all day child care next race so you can recover properly!
    Hope you are not too sore and I love the headre pic.
    Kaz.

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  15. congrats!! philly is such a great town to run in--and it looks like it was a nice day. wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  16. Congrats on the half, you rockstar Mama!!

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  17. haha ryan is hot, I love that because it's totally the random mind of a runner! seriously way to go on coming back so fast

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