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http://www.twitter.com/aprilshelly
Miles:
2060 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

1250 miles, first marathon on 9/8/13, stay uninjured!

April Shelly ran: I went into this race...

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  • 13 miles
  • 02:13 time
  • 10:04 pace
  • 1786 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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great St. Luke's Half Marathon 13.2 mi 02:13 10:04 pace

I went into this race with a goal of 2:10 to 2:15. Needless to say, I'm thrilled! My friend Dave caught me in the first mile and we ran the whole race together. He's a super ultrarunner and was just running this one for fun. I can definitely say that if he hadn't stuck with me, I wouldn't have done as well as I did. He had some great stories to tell.

The first half was slightly downhill, second half had lots of hills. I started out faster than I had planned, but I kept a sub-10 pace for the first half of the race. Had some slower miles when we had lots of hills. I walked through all the water stops and took my GU at mile 8.

Splits: 9:48, 10:06, 9:33, 9:59, 9:47, 9:53, 10:10, 10:11, 10:27, 10:17, 10:35, 10:26, 10:08, and the last .2 at 8:43.

The most important thing to state is that this is a TWENTY-MINUTE PR. My first half was Via last September and I did that one in 2:33. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected to run over 1:30 per mile faster 7 months later. I'm shocked and amazed at my progress, and sub-2:10 is definitely on the horizon for me.

  • Jill B.
    Jill B.

    Way to go! I am so sorry we lost you. I thought you were right behind us and when I turned to look for you you were gone. I am so glad you had Dave and great job finishing strong!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • K R.
    K R.

    Awesome job!! I wish we had crossed paths but it was overwhelmingly packed. I'm so happy you nailed your goal. :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jill F.
    Jill F.

    Great half April!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Denise R.
    Denise R.

    Congrats!! Sounds like you had a great race!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Vira K.
    Vira K.

    Congrats, April! What a fantastic performance and PR!!! You put in all the hard work and it shows! I'm so happy for you. Cool to have your friend there to run with you.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Barbara K.
    Barbara K. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Congrats!!! That is an amazing time!

    over 2 years ago

  • Mel C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Awesome race, April! Congratulations on your huge PR!

    over 2 years ago

  • Christine S. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Just awesome!! What an amazing PR. You should be so proud of yourself - you've worked so hard and it certainly paid off! Congrats and enjoy basking in that 20 minute PR :)

    over 2 years ago

  • Sandi K.
    Sandi K. Congrats
    Congrats:

    What a great day you had!! It's a gift when all the hard work in training can shine on race day - I suspect you're on a PR path for now! :-)

    over 2 years ago

  • Kevin H.

    Woo hoo! GREAT race April! You killed it!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joe H.
    Joe H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    HUGE IMPROVEMENT! congrats on the PR such a great job congrats

    over 2 years ago