104/365 - Half Marathon Results

A perfect day for a run, great crowds, great music and a flat course. The result? I didn't feel like I was going to pass out at mile 13, I ran the entire time and I finished strong. The coolest parts of the course - running through Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, running into the tunnels of Memorial Stadium, then out on the football field and finishing at the 50 yard line.

I improved my time from last year's Lincoln Memorial by over 3 minutes, finishing at 2:07:44. Perhaps not a fair comparison, due to the hilly nature of the Springfield course. But heck, I'll take it!

Back at the house after the race:
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The Finisher's medal:
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So the training was all worth it. Maybe (a very faint maybe) I'll try the full marathon in a couple years.

Lee –   – (April 12, 2009 at 1:11 AM)  

Oh Shirley, how fantastic for you! What an accomplishment, I know you're proud of yourself, and you should be! Wow, you are an inspiration :)

What's next?

Susanne –   – (April 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM)  

Shirley, your such a sportstar! Half a Marathon!! Have you been running all winter?
You should be proud of yourself.

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