Monday, August 11, 2014

Rio Grande Half Marathon

Saturday morning we hopped in the car and headed up to Albuquerque for another half marathon. We decided to go up a day early, pick up our packets and stay in a hotel. This was such a smart move on our part.

The race started promptly at 6:30am and it was a gorgeous run!!! I wish I had stopped to take a few photos but I was focused on not tripping over myself haha. Part of the run went behind the Albuquerque zoo so we got a nice view of the Elephant enclosure, it was awesome.

The rest of the run was primarily along the Rio Grande (hence the name of the race). It was absolutely gorgeous, it was only 66 degrees and it barely reached 70 degrees by the time we were finished.

My knee and ankle started to give me fits around mile 12, my entire goal for the rest was to best my 10 mile time (since we have the 10 Miler in the Heat this weekend), I shattered my previous time by 10 minutes. 

I was only 1 minute off my fastest half time, given my knee/ankle issues I was happy with that. As with any race our goal is to just cross the finish line (Kyle runs ahead of me so his times are stupidly fast lol).

We had a great time and can't wait to come back to Albuquerque in September for another half.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


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    1. :) Thanks! It was a gorgeous day and such a fun race.

  2. Congrats! Sounds like a really fun race! :)

  3. I would want to stop because of the pain, but you can't give up! Hope you are all healed now!

  4. Great job! The route sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  5. You are killing these races! My goal for Vegas is to finish, haha. But I wouldn't mind a PR.

  6. Great job. The weather sounded ideal for the half. YEAH!

  7. Oh my goodness, 66 degrees sounds wonderful! I am so tired of running in the 80s with high humidity.

    Great job shattering your 10 mile time. I hope your ankle/knee feel better!

  8. That is awesome! I don't even think I could walk ten miles. bahahahah!!!!!

  9. You go, with your bad self. Congrats!!

  10. Yeay for another wonderful half! Looks like it was a great day/location for a run. Now less than a week until the 10 miler! Woot!

  11. You are awesome! And how do you look so good after running 13 MILES?!?!?!

  12. Glad you had a good run. Sorry about the ankle/knee challenges!


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