OK-Dokey. I love showing the graphs, totally shows how a bit past the mid-point I decided to get going.
I was listening to podcasts/talk radio for the first half, like I tend to do sometimes on a normal run. Helped keep me focused on taking it easy. At the 7 mile marker I took the phone out of my pack and started streaming from "Today's Hits" from Slacker Radio.
My left quad started hurting right around mile 12. I was like, oh dang...ignore it. Just stride it out and let it go away. And it did.
It was a pretty mellow morning and race. Woke at 5:33, got ready, went to Ralphs to buy some protein bars for the run and use the restroom, and then headed to the starting line. Parked a bit from the start on a side street, and it was about a mile from the finish line, which was nice to have a walk/jog back to the car.
I really don't know what to say. It didn't hurt too much. I felt my breathing when I sped up, and I was proud of that, and pushed through the little pain. Kept telling myself I was doing well, and just keep it moving. And I did. I didn't talk myself into walking or anything. Good day.
When I got home, I chilled for a tiny bit, then went outside to rake the leaves. that's done. Ate lunch and now I'm putting up the data. Now what? Going to relax a bit, maybe do dishes, and hopefully get up a XMas post on the home blog. :-D
Have a nice day. What a great way to start 2011!