Monday, March 19, 2012

That Time I went sub-2...

I'm in the process of training for not one, but two half marathons. This one and this one. And on Saturday, I set out on a goal for 15 miles. Well, I did 14, but walked the last one. Do I care that I walked that last mile? Nope! Because I ran 13.12 miles in 1:59:38!!!
My view at 5 miles
And at 6 miles
Post-run glow!

Still so happy about my run!
The fastest I ever ran 13.1 miles was in 2:13, so this was a major PR for me, even if it was on a training run. Needless to say, I had a very happy St. Patrick's Day! Even if instead of drinking, I was running my little legs off, I'd rather have ran than drank. How did you spend your St. Patrick's Day?
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31 comments:

SM said...

nice pics
beautiful smile

Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course said...

Awesome! Congrats. :) I got myself a 13.1 PR on St Patty's Day, too. Go us!!

Claire said...

Hooray! Go girl! I rode my beach cruiser to lunch HAHA that was the extent of my exercise Saturday

Leah said...

Wow girl, good for you!! I wish I had the endurance to do a half. Weird question - what brand shoes do you have? Just asking because I've always worn Nike for running and have been thinking about switching brands.

Natalie said...

You go girl! That is awesome! And looks like you had beautiful weather to run in.

J and A said...

YAY!!! Nice work lady. :) You rock.

Christina said...

Nice work! That's my next goal for a race too...sub 2!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

UM that is incredible, girl!
Seriously go you - that's a big deal!

Keep it up :)
xo

Lauren said...

yay!! congrats!!! it is a goal of mine to sub 2 on a half, but i have not accomplished it yet. yesterday in the marathon i did run my best half at 2:03, but you have me beat lady!!

Ruthie Hart said...

yeah girl!!

Valerie Griffin said...

awesome!!!

amy b.s. said...

that's awesome! i am so hoping i'll be back in shape to do one in september. i so miss it!

poptartyogini said...

Great accomplishment. It must have felt amazing. I spent st pattys day making out with my first shamrock shake. Yum!!!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Wow, that is such a great accomplishment. Congratulations!

Leigh said...

That's amazing Amanda! You can definitely run a sub two in your half now....especially with the crowds and race atmosphere pumping you up!

Beth Dunn said...

Great running, you had some lovely views
xoxo
SC

Amy Powell said...

you crazy girl!

but glad you're having fun :) good luck with the training!

Amy said...

You smashed your PR, great job!! I saw so many people out running today it made me feel like I should be running. Too bad I just don't have the time, I just live vicariously through you. :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I can't believe how great you look after all that running!! I need some of your motivation!

sherri lynn said...

You are amazing! You knocked so much time off - that's exciting! I love that you spend a good chunk of your Saturday running while most of the world just relaxes and indulges. I've actually started running again - you would be proud! Definitely not 15 miles but I have to start somewhere :)

Elle Sees said...

get the sticker!! yayayayayay!

Meghan said...

Nice work, girl! That's an amazing time!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Congrats to my little speedster!!!!!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

thats amazing, congrats on all of your hard work!! the post run glow looks fabulous on you too!! :)

DWei said...

Way healthier than me. I don't think I've even walked that far in a while.

Megan said...

You go girl!! So proud of you...and you look stunning!

Shutterbug said...

such beautiful views! no wonder you are glowing! i would be too!

Nathan said...

... Wow. I could never do that in a million years. I can barely run one mile...

Rach said...

that's amazing - congrats! gives me inspiration that I can break the 2 barrier one day soon myself1

Peachy Keen said...

I'm officially in awe, congrats! What lovely photos!

Olga said...

So inspiring! Can't wait to run one someday!