I did it!
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I did it!
I’m sitting inside a hotel room in Chula Vista less than twelve hours to go before my first half marathon. I have many regrets, the main one being signing up for this thing, but I also have confidence that I will finish the run. I’m sorry for not updating the blog for the past few weeks. The 9 and 10 mile long runs have taught me a lot.
I’m following the format used for race reports in r/running.
I started off on the right foot, wearing my new kicks (goodbye old Gators), and running Tuesday’s 5 mile run at 11:00 min/mile. That’s way faster than my usual pace. Wednesday I went out for a 10 mile bike ride and I pushed myself to 14.2 mph. I figured the Week 9 10k would require some speed.
Ben and I went hiking at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park on Saturday. The day was overcast. We took a short 4 mile loop through the park. I took this as an opportunity to get some practice with my new camera. Being an n00b, a lot of my shots were bad. The highlight of the hike was seeing a group of four or five coyote pups playing around. I tried to snap a picture of them, but I was shooting in manual mode and before I could adjust any setting, the pups disappeared into the bushes.