Sunday, October 03, 2010

Day 435: Today was a good day

Keeping on track with my 1,000 days to Boston journey, I passed another milestone today. I ran the San Jose Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon, and met my goal! Highlights from the race included a running Elvis, at least 15 rock bands lining the race, someone offering free bacon (I declined), lots of cow bells ("I gotta have more cowbell!"), a little rain at the start, and lots of cheering spectators along the way.

Time wise, I ran my first sub-8:00 min/mile pace race! I came in at 1:43:59, for a 7:56 overall pace. My previous best was an 8:52 pace half-marathon in February, and an 8:39 pace during the first half of my full marathon in July, so I'm ecstatic with a 7:56. The next big race is the California International Marathon in Sacramento in December. I'm hoping I can run an 8:00 pace for 26.2 miles, but I have a lot of training ahead of me before I can achieve that time.