Run for Missions half marathon
October 31, 2015 — Haviland, KS
Half Marathon #10
My 10th half marathon; Kami’s second. We ran together again, of course. Had 2-3 miles of muddy roads, slick ditches, etc… The rest of the course was fantastic and the event was a blast.
We threw in the towel on any PR goals (for her) pretty early on — once we saw the mud, I think. It was also colder than we expected and super gloomy early on. The last 5-6 miles of the race were warmer, sunny and just more fun.
Overall splits on the day:
9:10, 9:56, 9:59, 10:33, 11:55, 12:42, 9:42, 11:25, 10:04, 10:13, 11:11, 9:45, 11:10
We did more a lot more walking and had a tougher course this time around. That said, our overall time was only 7:19 slower than the last one we ran on Sept. 27 (our anniversary)… And our last 5 miles were only 29 seconds slower total than that first race. Solid day, all things considered.
We also got to eat pancakes after, and walked away with a raffle prize of some delicious baked goods.
Fun, relatively low-key event for a great cause. Kudos to my friend Adam, who does a great job putting this race on. If we’re able to, I think this is probably a race we’d try to do again.