Sunday, September 2, 2012

Half Marathon by the Numbers

Training

Weeks spent training: 15
Pairs of shoes for training and the race: 2 each
Highest mileage before the race: 11.5
My blood pressure, as measured by St. Joseph's Hospital at the Health & Fitness Expo yesterday: 106/71

Race Stats

Julie's bib number: 12158
Terry's bib number: 12156 (we couldn't find 12157)
Participants in the Disneyland Half Marathon: 17,073


Winning time: 1:05:29 (almost exactly half our time)
Our corral "number" (the emcees kept calling them numbers): F
Number of horse jokes my dad made about corrals: 1


Race Day
Official miles run: 13.1
Miles run according to our tracker: 13.5
Official time to completion: 2:10:48
Pace: 9:59 minutes per mile

Hours of sleep last night: 6
Time we woke up this morning: 3:50 am


Time the race began: 5:45 am
Time we crossed the START line: 6:16 am
Time we crossed the FINISH line: 8:26 am
Time we finally boarded the shuttle back to our hotel: 10:30 am

Trips to the bathroom before the race because I was nervous I'd have to go during the run: 3
Blisters acquired during today's run: 2, plus some toenail action for Terry
Possible stress fractures: 1 (Terry's left foot)
Hours spent feeling nauseous after the run: 3
Massages planned for tomorrow: 2 (one each)

Character sightings: 20
Signs that said, "McKayla is not impressed": 1
Kittens we were happy to cuddle with upon our arrival home: 1
In N Out milkshakes we enjoyed with dinner: 2 (one each)
Quantity of water consumed today: one gallon each
Time spent in Anaheim: 22 hours


Half marathons on our horizon: 0 - thank goodness


**I'll have a more detailed post later this week! Thanks so much for all your words of encouragement, good luck wishes, and support!

10 comments:

  1. AHHH SO EXCITING!! Love the race breakdown in numbers. Great pace to the both of you.I hope Terry's foot is okay & starting to heal though. Injuries are never good :( Continue resting, and taking it easy. But again, Congratulations on the race. You two rock!!

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  2. CONGRATS I knew you would rock it, my wish was to run that race one time.

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  3. Yay Team BLWB!!! A Most Excellent Achievement!!!! And enjoy those well deserved massages. You two roll! Elodie

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    1. Thanks Elodie! :-) The massages were awesome!

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  4. congrats julie & terry!!! hope you're having a nice day off & are recovering ok!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! We're sore but surviving!

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