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2016 Races

It's not a race, but for my own future reference, these were my times from last year:

RaceDistanceTimeComments
Blue Needs You8k43:32
Workforce Team Challenge5k27:32Stuck in the crowd
Ottawahalf marathon2:07:23Hot
Boilermaker15k1:34:14
Dunkin Run5k24:52
Hairy Gorillahalf marathon2:25:19Trails
Stockade-athon15k1:22:26
Charleston Turkey Day Gobble & Wobble5k24:17No excuses
Albany Last Run5k30:30
Saratoga First Night5k24:34Cold and hills

In 2016, I Ran

This is what a year of running looks like.

I did a few races.

It was good.

  • Posted: 2017-01-05 17:47 (Updated: 2017-01-05 17:54)
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Ottawa Half Marathon

I decided several months ago that it would be a good idea to run a half marathon. It was.

This is just the crowd immediately behind me at the start. It continued far around the bend to the right and far in front of me. This was by far the biggest race I've ever been in.

I've started recording my tracks in Strava, since My Tracks is deprecated. I'm learning that my Moto X 2014's GPS logging is incredibly inaccurate, giving me one more mile than I ran.

I was very happy with how I was doing until about mile 11, which is:

  1. Further than I have ever run.
  2. About when the sun came out, and the heat really started to set in.
  3. Where the biggest hill was.

Following the race:

Monday
Sort of sore.
Tuesday
So sore I could barely move.
Wednesday
Very sore.
Thursday
Ready to run again.

I hear that the full marathon was shortened later in the morning due to the extreme heat. Overall, I am happy to have participated and finished.