Sunday, June 03, 2007

I DID IT! I DID IT!! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

1/2 marathon - 21.1kms -
1 hr, 57mins and 15secs

I'm just over the mooon!!! It was overcast so conditions were perfect. At 7kms my feet went numb (oh crap), and 10kms they just 'released' and felt good again. I had my 2x caffeine strength GU gel at 10kms and I really felt I needed it and whether it was psychological or not, I felt like I lifted. (Go the GU, especially the expo freebies, ha!) About this time though I realised that, taking fatigue into account, I prolly wouldn't make it under 2 hours. At 14kms I realised I had 40mins to do 7kms and that it must have been my oxygen-starved brain calculating wrong at the 10km mark. At 16kms I was still on track, at 18kms I had 19 minutes to do 3kms... I was getting excited! From 19-20kms I pushed it a bit more as the wind was going with me; we were running along a road at the beach and it was windy so I knew at the 20km mark when we turned to go back home I was going to be against it... so allowing for that... I turned with 1km to do in 10 minutes, I knew unless I stacked it that I had it! :)))))
ANYHOW, I'm absolutely knackered, not even going to mention the state of my feet... Back to the me-shaped dent in the couch and continue watching Buffy series... (yes I'm a huge closet fan of that show... but don't tell anyone). I'm up to series 1 episode 5. Only got many many more to go ;)
Thanks girls for the well-wishes, I really appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Skippity do da, skippity yay, my oh my what a wonderful day"


Lia Halsall said...

Congrats Selina, you must be feeling on top of the world at the moment and so you should. Give yourself the biggest pat on the back of you life girl! ;o) xx

Lozza said...

Oh my goodness Selina you are awesome! What an achievement you must be so proud. Enjoy your couch time!!

Kek said...

Well done, girlie.... under 2 hours is AMAZING. I bow to your far superior running abilities.


Hilary said...

YAHOO!!!!! Well done Selina, that is fantastic!

You have well and truly earned that relaxation time with Buffy!

Hilary xx

Pip said...

WOW Selina!

That is AWESOME!

That is one of my all time eventual goals, - to run a half marathon in under 2 hours. It still remains unaccomplished for me! (have done 2.10 last attempt a few years back).

Enjoy the moment and CONGRATULATIONS!


Kristy said...

Well done Selina on an amazing time.

Kaddy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! thats awesome! hope ur enjoying all that rest :)

Kaddy said...

hmmm no am not doing 10kms now :( will be working on that once i have budged some of this pudge though :)

LizN said...

Well done Selina,
You caned it ;)


linda said...

Fantastic Selina! Now- when's the next marathon???

Rachel said...

absolutely AWESOME result Selina - WELL DONE!