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Hypothermic Half Marathon 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm not really sure how to describe last Sunday. I woke up exhausted because I hadn't slept well the night before. You know... pre-race jitters should be gone at this point in my running career but apparently NOT. I was awake and ready to leave the house by 7:30. (Race started at 9:00) The temperature was hovering somewhere around -8 but, here in Calgary and especially down by the Bow River, you got to assume that there's going to be a windchill. Still, it was a warmer run than Kelowna =)
Complaint #1 - two portapotties for over 150 runners.
Complaint #2 - um, oh wait! the portapotties were on a slant... forward LOL
Other than that, the course, the company, the weather..... the FOOD!! it was all good. I grabbed a few photos:

I finished the run in 2:19:05 - this met my "B" goal. I always set three and so far, it's been working for me. I've never been disappointed in my finish times. This was my 13th half marathon. My 8th as an instructor. My 4th Hypothermic Half.....
and now we're training for the Big Run.
Down time? what's that?
**bonus** Richard bought me a spa package for my birthday. I'm heading there tomorrow for a hot stone massage, pedicure and facial. I'm a spoiled princess emoticon
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    Ah I wish I took part in this! I'm still looking into a half this spring or summer. Not sure which one I will be doing.

    You are brave for running in those cold temps. I'm just not ready to brave it yet. I need proper gear.

    Sucks that there were only 2 porta potties for that many runners.
    3985 days ago
    Congrats! I've got a half this week! Tell me about the three goals idea.... I need to figure out my target!
    3985 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    lucky 13, now that is incredible. i was happy with one, i won't live to reach 13, maybe not even 2....... maybe you can come down here and train with me. great job
    3986 days ago
    Great job Penny - hope your massage was wonderful because it is well-deserved!
    3986 days ago
    Oh Penny! You look so cold! Congrats on your 13th half AND on your time. Good luck for the next race.

    Take care, Nell.
    3986 days ago
    My niece ran that race as well. She said there were some icy spots. I thought perhaps one weekend she and I could maybe walk the 5 km course just so I had an idea what it would be like.

    Congratulations on your run. : )
    3986 days ago
    Penny, great job on your lucky 13 Half. enjoy your spa! What a great thing for you! enjoy!
    3987 days ago
    13?? You are my hero!!
    Look how red your nose is...LOL
    Happy Birthday and enjoy your massage!!!
    3987 days ago
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