Kaiser Permanente San Francisco 1/2 Marathon 2011

Today I ran the San Francisco 1/2 marathon for the second time. Last year’s race was the beginning of a nice streak of PRs.

I always tell people that ask me that you never know how a run will go before you reach mile 2. Sometimes, you feel like crap for the first 2 miles and then have a wonderful run. Other times, you feel great at first and then, something does not feel right and you have to slug it all the way to the end.

Well, today was more like the former! Even though the weather was perfect, I started feeling pretty lame early on and it took a lot of willpower to drag myself all the way to the finish line. I just felt kind of weak.

Thing is that today’s goal was not to set a new PR but to prepare for the marathon I am running on 3/6 in Napa. I wanted to run at marathon pace finishing feeling like I can run another 1/2. The way I should feel in one month at the halfway mark.

Anyhow, that is the way running goes. I still did OK time wise (1:35) so not that bad after all. Hopefully, I will feel stronger on marathon day :).