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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Sunday, January 25, 2009

3M Half-Marathon PR

It wasn't pretty, but I eeked out a Half-Marathon PR even after walking for small portions of the race!! A hearty thanks to everyone out there cheering today and a very special thanks goes to the chick dressed in black wearing the NIKE shirt. We started running together at Mile 10 and she gave me a renewed energy that was not there. We didn't look at each other. We didn't speak to each other. We did, however, keep each other going during the last three miles. She was my saving grace during that run that almost broke me!!

Here we go again:  My watch says 13.2 miles at 1:32:54 and the official clock has me at 1:33:00! Either way it's about a 1 min PR for me.


Congrats to everyone that ran including Hubster who posted a PR shattering 1:43! 

16 comments:

lizzie lee said...

Carrie, exciting. Congratulations. I did the same distance yesterday, but added one more hour :)

Congrats again, pretty darn good!!!!

keep running FAST~

Runner Susan said...

You guys are lightning fast! Excellent job. I heard this is one of the fastest halfs around. I may have to give it a whirl next year.

muna said...

Congratulations to both of you! Saw your hub finishing the race looking strong and running smoothly, and of course you zoomed by me early on as I knew you would. Great job!

Anonymous said...

congrats - check!

Anonymous said...

congrats to Shawn - check

amybee said...

You GO girl! Congrats Carrie!

WADDLER26.2 said...

You rock!!Damn what a fast time!!

Spokane Al said...

Wow - that is fast! Congratulations.

Borsch said...

CONGRATS! That is super exciting!

Borsch said...

CONGRATS! That is super exciting!

triguyjt said...

speedy couple.....

congrats on moving so fast

Coach Tammy said...

I did a whole lotta NOTHING yesterday. I think I channeled all my energy to you, and was just plum exhausted. Whew. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice.

;)

ShirleyPerly said...

WOOHOO!!! Way to go, Carrie!

KCWoodhead said...

So sad I couldn't run this one - too close to Houston this year, but I had a blast last year and it was my first 1/2 ever in 2004. Way to be super speedy!!!

Priscilla said...

Congrats!! You're super fast :)

A-Bla said...

I also PR'd and FINALLY got my hubs to run with me... and by with me I mean he finished in 1 hour and 40 mins!