Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Ran-Through-Redlands! Half-Marathon Recap 2

Where did we leave off? Oh right, we're about to race!

Tie a shoe. Get blinded by the sun.

It's so dang cold.

I cannot seem to unknot my ipod headphones.

Boyfriend is also cold, but doing his best to smile. 


At this point we left the camera in the car, because we were both running, so I don't have more pictures from the finish line, sadly, but it was a gorgeous course that took us way up into the hills and parks above Redlands. 

Here's the elevation profile:

As you can see, there's a bit of a climb. 

Because of this elevation change, I wasn't hoping to beat my November time (2:08:40, 9:49 min/mile), which was on a flat course, but I was still happy with my result, I felt pretty good throughout, and even though I hit a pretty big pain wall in the last couple miles, it was a lot of fun. 

Here's the results:

Time - 2:12:21
Pace - 10:06/mile
Place - overall - 298/546
- women - 108/267
- women age 20-24 - 14/27

Considering my lack of hill training, I feel good about it. I'm a little disappointed because I was on pace to finish under 10 minute miles at mile 11, but then hit that pain wall and it slowed me down like a slap with a 2x4. The last 2 miles took me about 11:10 each. Next time I WILL push through it. 

And there will be a next time. 


Post-Race Fuel

At the finish line I grabbed one of the orange wedges provided, and a water, and when we made it to the car, I had one of these:

(It's mini).

But that wouldn't keep me replenished for long, so I made:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oats
1/2 cup quick oats
5 oz. water
1/4 cup (2 oz.) almond milk
2 tbsp peanut flour
(cooked together in the microwave ~2:30)
Topped with:
Chocolate mocha powder
Maple syrup

So. Good. And this bowl has about 13 g of protein, good for those tired muscles. 

So nice and thick. 

For lunch (just two hours later - I eat often on race/long run days) it was another installment of Mom's Asian Coleslaw, with a double portion of tofu. 

And now, having done a little studying, it's almost time for another snack...but I don't know what it will be. Something sweet I think. Maybe one of Katie's Healthy Milkshakes?

What do you like to eat post-workout/race?


unbeautiful said...

Congratulations on running your half-marathon! Sounds like you did really well. :) Your times sounded pretty good. I think it's awesome that you did this. Yeah, well great job. Your refueling looks pretty good too. :)

Maria W. said...

Yeah! Congrats! After running (longest I did was 15k) or swimming (I am more the swimmer) I am always for whole wheat Pasta with green veggies, or baked potatoes with salad+tofu. Your protein oats look delicious! Enjoy the post-sport-feeling ( :

GraceyJ said...

you go girl! well done (:
food looks delicious as always!

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