I have run in a few races over the last couple of months, but starting this weekend my half marathon season starts.
This was a pretty strong 10k for me, especially since it didn't even start until 8AM on a Saturday in August. I was able to complete it in 1:09:39. For me, it was the first race of my fall racing season.
Following a weekend in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend that didn't include any running, I came back and ran in the PB&J 10k in Clearwater on September 22nd. This was the second year of this race and its a tough one over the Clearwater Memorial Causeway and back. It was a warm morning, but I was still able to complete the 10k in 1:15:24.
The next weekend was filled with racing. On Saturday, September 29th I ran in the Thin Mint Sprint 5k and the Tagalong Trot 1 Miler benefiting the Girl Scouts.
For the 5k I was intending to take it slower, but I ended up running a strong 5k (for me) finishing in 32:51. I then ran the 1 miler in 9:45. Because of the type of race it is I actually ended up with a decent finishing place of 10th of 27 for my age group.
The next day, September 30th I ran in the 4th Annual Fort Desoto 15k. This was a hot day for a race on a race course with almost no shade. I pushed through and finished in 1:51:45, which I was pretty happy with.
As I said earlier, this weekend starts the Half Marathon portion of my race schedule. I will be running in my 59th lifetime Half Marathon at the Halloween Halfathon at Fort Desoto in Florida. I am very undertrained, but I am going to fight through it and take one more step towards my 100th Half, which I want to finish in 2021.