Meg - it was very interesting today. I spoke with someone that I met last year at this race. Last year we ran around the same time for the half, I actually finished 2 min. ahead of her at this race, but at a race in Dec. 08 she got me at the very end of the race, but again, we were running around the same times. Today she ran around 1:41, I think that's what she said. I congratulated her for moving to another level in her running. She said "you know, when I stopped trying so hard, I started running faster. It's been really weird, but most of the time, I don't even look at my watch anymore, unless it's just a look and then to say, hey I'm running pretty good today." Ok, I am VERY impressed with her, and the new training philosophy, but for me, for now, that's not gonna happen. I immediately thought of you and thought how interesting it is that 2 people have confirmed these techniques work, but I am unwilling or unable to let go and give it a try. For racing = Slave to the Garmin! Live and Die by the Garmin! "My name is Ginny and I am a Garmin addict! I need therapy, I know.
From what I am told, the half marathoners were not supposed to get medals, but as it happened, the printing company made a boo boo. So the "halfers" received these funny collector's medals.
Love it! But we really ran the HALF matathon.