So. I have been away for a little while.
I ran in the Honolulu Marathon towards the middle of December, then pretty much straight after I went to Australia for work. No rest! I am finally back. And excited to get back into it!
So, first off. The Honolulu Marathon. Wow – what an experience. I hadn’t run a marathon for almost 2 years. It had felt like it was my first time. I was so scared. I thought I wouldn’t make it. My training hadn’t gone as planned. My longest run was 16 miles, and it was my only long run. Yes, I was scared.
My goal of breaking four hours was out of the window. I had known for awhile that I just wasn’t ready for that. I decided to hope for 4:30, and at least a PR. It was a hot race, the water stations were set up differently from Disney (which took me a little figure out, and I missed the first one!).
With all of that, I did it! I walked a little at the water stations. I stopped for the porta-potty. And I completed 26.2 miles! I did it in 4:28 and maybe 7 seconds? I will have to check!
I’ve signed up for 2 more marathons this year. I have the Portland Marathon and the California International Marathon. I’m excited. These will be in cooler weather, and the CIM is a net downhill course. This is where I will be aiming for that elusive sub 4 hour marathon. Until then I have a half marathon in April, and hopefully a few other races thrown in.
Let’s do this!