Woke up bright and early Saturday morning around 5am. Headed out for my 3rd race of the season. A half marathon. It was a sunny breezy gorgeous morning. The "Ultra crazy people" went off first at 7:00am. Then we were off at 7:30.
I started out well, but again too fast this time I was able to correct myself. I settled into a good 8:30 pace after about the first mile which I ran about 7:25. The biggest problem with that was when I slowed a lot of people passed me and that kinda got into my head. The view was excellent we ran right beside the river on a really nice paved path.
I ran in 1:52 that's about 8:33 pace. Mike had a great run he ran it in 2:04 a PB for him.
My half split for Ottawa was 1:50:26..I have to admit I am a bit disappointed with my time. My legs were very tired and I think I am still healing from last month. Plus I don't think I got enough running in before this race. Yes I skipped way too many runs and was not as prepared as I could have been.
Other than that we had a great time from the wine tour, to Port Dalhousie and seeing the falls for the first time since I was a kid. I think we walked more than 13miles after the run.
Now commence training for DETROIT. I think I am going to set my sights on 3:30 with some really hard intense training I know I can do it!