Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pittsburgh Half: odds and ends

A few things!

1. I promise I actually ran this race.

I hate stealing race photos. But here is proof. I have no idea when this was taken, but I am still relatively vertical, so it must've been fairly early in the race.

2. Other highlights:
- Women's-specific, v-neck, long-sleeved, tech t-shirt that actually has the right race printed on the front. It's so embarrassing wearing a shirt that says 'marathon' when you did the half, or vice versa.
- Great big chunky solid metal finisher medal harking back to Pittsburgh's steeltown days. I thought our luggage might go over the weight limit from it.

3. Now I have to decide what my plan of attack is next. Another half - perhaps Baystate - to try and break two hours? I don't feel emotionally or physically ready to invest all my energy in a full marathon just yet. On the other hand, I want to keep chipping away at my marathon perhaps Baystate. I've always done well in cool-weather races after training in heat. 


  1. Healdsburg? Here in October? It's where I first went sub-two hours and it's turning into a bit of a runner blogfest!! (i.e. me, Jen and one of my friends). You can stay with me.

    1. Ahh!! I wish I lived closer - flying cross-country to race is just not on the cards for me right now. I'm almost certainly doing Baystate, though.

  2. October is a mixed bag in my neck of the woods, but anything is great after summer training!