A Post, in Which I Praise Myself

I ran the Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon today. This was my first every half-marathon. Go me! This was cool on several levels, including that I’ve never run this far before in my life. But it was also cool because I went in thinking, “Oh…2:24, 2:15, something like that for the time.” Instead, I turned in a 2:03:20, which is a 9:25 pace. Wow. I was totally not expecting that. Even better, I managed to turn in negative splits for the whole race, where each subsequent mile is faster than the one before it.

Tulsa was very flat, with some moderate hills between miles 10 and 12. There were three “hills” as I would call them being a person who runs in Atlanta. They weren’t enough to slow me down.

In case you’re interested, here are my splits:

10:52 (started slow)
10:16
9:54
9:36
9:36
9:21
9:19
9:14
9:13
9:12
8:58
8:59
8:05

I’m happy with this performance. I’ll have to start looking around for another one.

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5 Responses to A Post, in Which I Praise Myself

  1. Annie says:

    Go you!

  2. Kristin says:

    Congrats. That’s way better than I’ll ever be able to do. :)

  3. Jim says:

    That’s certainly praise-able… phenomenal job, I’m very impressed!

    Congratulations!

  4. Bill Ruhsam says:

    Thanks for the congrats. I was pretty psyched about the time. If someone had pinned me down and required a time estimate from me (keep in mind my goal was just to finish, injury free) I would have said between 2:15 and 2:24. 2:03 wouldn’t have even been considered.

  5. Tom says:

    awesome job! i’m jealous. i would love to one day run a 1/2 marathon.

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