Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I raced! And then I raced again!!

Two is better than one, right?
Full race report coming, but (this time) the reason that I've been a bit out of touch is that over the last 2 days, not only did I run ONE half marathon, I ran two!

On new years eve, I ran an all out, poop my pants or bust half marathon in 1:28:12 - A NEW PR!!  I would like to say it was a perfect race, but it was cold, rainy, I didn't run my tangents well and ran 0.2 more than I needed, and did I mention cold and rainy?  Blarg.  More details to come in my full report.

On new years day, while most were doing the walk of shame or nursing a hangover, I also did both I strapped on my (still slightly damp) running shoes and ran yet another half marathon.  This one was a bit of a shit show (figuratively, not literally) and I limped (literally, not figuratively) through to a 1:36:03.

Strangely, I won my age group both times with the second day being a much slower crowd.

Anyway, since then I've been doing a lot of this:

And polishing the MASSIVE medal that the new years double gives you if you run both days. Worth the pain - barely.

27 comments:

Missy said...

Whoa! That is a major metal.
Congrats on a PR and winning your age group!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats!! That is a huge medal!

rundaddyrunblog.blogspot.com said...

That would make a sweet hood ornament. Make it happen.

Chad Chisholm said...

Is your hand tiny or is that medal huge?

ltlindian said...

that is the coolest medal ever and I want one.

Al's CL Reviews said...

You got a HUGE medal!


Congrats on the PR and the finishes!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, that thing is huge............ That's what she......

Redhead Running said...

That thing is RIDICULOUS!!!!!! Can't wait to hear more deets!

Jamoosh said...

Good for you. When I did back to back halfs (many years ago) my goal was to run faster on the second day (did it and PRd), but winning age group both days is pretty much awesome in itself!

JojaJogger said...

That's not a medal, it's a dinner plate.

Andrea Hill said...

Hmmm, Im not much of a New Years Eve partier, may have to consider this for next year! Congrats!

Pam said...

That's awesome, Adam!!! Congratulations on the PR and AG award!

Sugar Magnolia said...

wow, best medal ever!

Katie said...

That medal is excessively large.

LifeisaRun said...

It was good to meet you at NYD! Congrats on the new PR, Speedy McSpeederson!

Nelly said...

Congrats on the PR and winning your age group both times! That medal is massive!

Crystal said...

That thing is so much larger than I expected (TWSS...HA!)

Gracie said...

You could use that medal as a turkey platter!

Josher Hansen said...

Wow. You could eat off that medal. Congrats on the PR!

sweatingforit.com said...

That is a major award! My friend did that pair of halfs too.

pensive pumpkin said...

I want it made into a hood ornament type thing, but for your BIKE. Imagine the intimidation factor. And then you get to casually mention "and I won my age group at both races." If you do things like this, you are morally obligated to drop them into conversation as often as possible.

Hence my IRL silence. I got nothin'.

Congrats!!

Kayla said...

That's awesome Adam!! Congrats! That medal is sweet!

Kim Turner said...

Nice medal!! Impressive - 2 good races!!!

Mike said...

Congrats on the smokin fast PR and sweet race bling! Hopefully you wore that to work today :-)

Sue's Ramblings said...

I'm flabbergasted! Double thumbs up Adam!

Scallywag said...

You are a crazy person! GREAT time on the first one though. Now go lie on the floor with your legs up a wall and have a beer (a straw helps in this position)

Carrie Skoll said...

Congratulations! That is the biggest medal ever! Congrats on the age group wins both times, pretty awesome. Of course the NYD race was slower, everyone was hungover.