Today I ran the Mercer Island Half Marathon.
I was quite pleased with how I did. Not that I thought I would.
I’ve been fighting a cold slash sinus infection the last 4-5 days and was up at 3 am unable to sleep through my own racket. I briefly contemplated skipping it altogether.
I’m glad I didn’t.
To my pleasant surprise I had a nice run on this rather brisk (but not rainy) Sunday morning. No equipment malfunctions, no blisters, no malfunctioning iPod. I ran a pretty decent race all the way. My time was 1:44:37 (7:59 pace), good for 64th out of 189 male runners age 40-44 (so just out of the top third) and 399th overall. Not great, but for an almost 43-year old never was, not bad either.
A few pics: