Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hyannis Half Marathon Recap!

Today I ran the Hyannis Half Marathon.  Starting early week, the weather did not look good for our race.  I tweeted my running buddies this: 
 And by Friday this:
 And by Saturday, there was a 90% chance.  So there was no escaping it.  I was going to run in the snow. Luckily, Becky and I had planned to run together!!! I stayed on the Cape last night at my friend Stef's house.  She was supposed to run with us too but she is currently injured.  I hope she gets better fast for Boston : )

I got to the race around 9:30am and it was a madhouse.  Much like last year, it was seriously a zoo.  Luckily, I found Becky and we got to the start and got running.  We chatted and had a blast for the first 8 miles.  I didn't have a real goal for this race other than to try to run as close to what I ran last year as possible (1:58).  None of my long runs have been under 9 minute pace so I wasn't sure what to expect.  But Becky and I felt pretty good.  But there were a lot more rolling hills than I remembered!  PS- Don't believe it was snowing... check this out!

Here are our first 8 miles, we were having fun in the first 8 miles!
Mile 1: 9:13
Mile 2: 9:04
Mile 3: 8:55
Mile 4: 8:57
Mile 5: 9:02
Mile 6: 8:52
Mile 7: 8:57
Mile 8: 9:05
Then mile 9 happened.  Becky and I started talking less and less and Becky kept encouraging me to go ahead.. something I didn't want to do.  I needed my partner!!!  See how fun she is! Just look below : )
We ended up staying together until Mile 11 I believe but Becky was only seconds behind me until the finish.  It was definitely hard for me to finish up with no Beck and no music!  But I did it.  And I'm pretty psyched with our almost very even splits. 
Mile 9: 9:17
Mile 10: 9:04
Mile 11: 9:02
Mile 12: 8:50
Mile 13: 8:39
.20: 7:28
1:58:29, 8:58 min/mile
not official, not posted yet
 After the race, we met up with speedy Lauren (who finished in the low 1:30s... she is a super star) and Bekah.  
 And then we went to get food.  I'd show you pictures of the food but we were starving runners and ate before I remembered to snap the photo.  Oops.  But we did remember to grab a picture of us girls!  Us four plus Corey are running Black Cat next week!  More races!  Let's just hope there is no snow : )
One more shout out to my awesome running partner Becky! I totally would not have been able to do it without you!  Thanks for running with me!!!
Oh and here's a recap of my weekly workouts.  I had a tough week and didn't get to the gym much!
 Weekly Recap of Workouts:
Monday 2/21: 
Off, Holiday
Tuesday 2/22:
Speed Workout, 5 miles, 9:31 pace, 47:50
1 mile warmup- 6.2 mph, 1.0 incline
Workout- 2X1mile, 400 rest, 2x800 400 rest
1 mile: 7:38 (7.6-8.0) 400 jog rest
1 mile: 7:29 (7.7-8.2) 400 rest
800: 3:38 (7.8-8.4) 400 rest
800: 3:34 (7.8-8.6) 
Wednesday 2/23: 
20 minute big step
lifted biceps and triceps and abs
Thursday 2/24:
Friday 2/25: 
Saturday 2/26:
Ran 1 mile on the treadmill, walked 1 mile, 15 min eliptical, stretched
Sunday 2/27:
Hyannis Half Marathon 1:58:29, 8:58 pace
Mile 1: 9:13, Mile 2: 9:04, Mile 3: 8:55, Mile 4: 8:57, Mile 5: 9:02, Mile 6: 8:52, Mile 7: 8:57,
Mile 8: 9:05, Mile 9: 9:17, Mile 10: 9:04, Mile 11: 9:02, Mile 12: 8:50
Mile 13: 8:39, .20: 7:28
Total: 3 days running, 19.10 miles, 2 days cross train, 1 day lifting, 3 Days off
 Biggest Loser update- Not so good this week.  Too much yummy carbs!  Don't believe me, go check out what I made last week!

Oh and you have until Tuesday to enter my giveaway!

PS- I planned another theme week in the kitchen!  Im making all recipes using Egg Rolls and Wonton Wrappers.  Stay Tuned!


  1. I don't know how I'll ever run another race alone. It was so fun to have you with me! You rocked it today! You kept me going when the going got tough! Thanks for being awesome!

    I can't wait for next week!

  2. I can't believe you ran in the snow! Awesome time - CONGRATS!!!

  3. Great job Liz! Wish I had found you girls at the start. Another race, I'm sure. Keep up the good work and good luck next weekend!

  4. Fingers crossed I will not loose you girls next week so I can run with you in Salem. Good job today!

  5. Wow!! A half marathon in the SNOW?? Thats crazy! Great job on sub 2 hours!!!

  6. Congrats Lizzy! I could not imagine running so fast in conditions like that! GREAT job girl!

  7. Congrats! That's pretty hardcore that you ran a half-marathon in the snow!

  8. Woohoo congrats on your awesome race and awesome time!
    And yes it was snowwing but it was still fun!!! :)

  9. Nice race - congrats!! Somehow, you made running in those less then ideal conditions look fun! :)

  10. Congrats again Lizzy!! You girls did awesome!! Even though we weren't together on the course, I loved knowing we were all out there, braving those crazy elements together. Snow and freezing rain wasn't ideal, but it was totally appropriate for the type of winter we've been having. This weather has definitely made us tougher!!

    So glad we were able to meet up for lunch after. It was fun hanging out with all of you. And I can't wait to do it all over again next week (or that's what I've been telling myself to get myself psyched up, haha)

  11. Congrats on an awesome half! Totally crazy conditions but you rocked it.

  12. I can't believe I missed you!!! I was looking so hard and ringing my cowbell like a mad woman. It was definitely strange to be spectating and not running, but it was fun! I can't wait for our next race and hopefully the next time I see you, it's been too long!

    PS I want Becky's socks!!

  13. Congrats on a great race! I love that you all run together, even through less than ideal weather.

  14. wow congrats on such a great race in that CRAZY weather!!! you are tough :)

  15. Yay congrats! I thought the weather was perfect for running...until I stopped then it was FREEZING! Loved that they had soup and hot chocolate for us though!!

  16. Lizzy you did awesome!!! Especially given the conditions. That's so cool that you and Becky had such a good time running together :) Can't wait to see you Sunday!

  17. I was so jealous when I heard Hyannis but then I read about the snow and remembered how cold it is up there right now. You go girl!

  18. AWESOME JOB!!! Those are some gross conditions to run in, but it helps to have buddies!! Great time Lizzy! Love your pictures!!!

  19. Wooohoooo Lizzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Great race lady!!!

    Good luck at the black cat 20 miler!!! You will rock it! :)

  21. Congrats - 1:58 is great, especially in snow! I can't imagine running a long race in the winter!

  22. I'm behind on blog reading so just seeing this now, but great job!! Looks like a fun race and it's great that you guys made the best of it despite the snow :)

  23. CONGRATS!!!! way to rock out that race despite the weather ;)

  24. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay. Congrats! I'm super impressed, especially since the last few miles were alone and without music (I would have killed myself... ok, not really but running sans music is my idea of torture).