Sunday, August 31, 2008

Survived the Monster Half-Marathon

Completed my first half-marathon today morning, at the Monster Marathon run in Virgil, NY!!

Took 3 hours and 31 minutes to handle the 13.1 mile distance run through the Virgil forest.

The run was through a hilly wooded area with enough uphill climbs to make it difficult for me to run continuously. Walked most of the climbs, especially the steep 1000+ feet elevation gain hill in the beginning - between mile one and two.

The half marathon distance was out and back on the same path, with many stream crossings and intersections with local roads (zero traffic!) along the way. The aid stations were placed at midway point and at the end of the 6.5 mile run. These aid stations made it easy for me to complete the distance; I was running from one aid station to the next.

After this one, the Queens half-marathon coming up in two weeks will be much easier!!

1 comment:

Kumar Basavaraju said...

Congrats on burning your Half Monster, Good luck for your future runs.