Fairfield Half unofficial: 1:49:40

Official: 1:49:39

I had a decent run today considering I wasn’t going for a PR (although I was hoping for a course PR, which I did by over 7 minutes). My splits were really consistent, with just a kind of disappointing mile 12 (no idea what happened there) and not as much kick at the end as I’d have liked. But this isn’t an easy course, and it is my second best half marathon time and my third time going sub-1:50. I ran with my Garmin covered again, and I thought I’d be wheeling in at around a 1:52 or so based on my perceived effort. It’s nice to have done better than expected. 

We got lucky with overcast skies, temps in the 60s and none of the forecast rain. It was, however, very humid. This race was quite hot my first time and only slightly less hot last year, so it was a welcome change. I was also glad to not have to deal with soggy feet. 

I finally got to see my prodigal son this weekend. It’s been about 6 months. Holy mackerel, did he need a haircut. Which we took care of yesterday and now he’s grumbling that the stylist did a crummy job (can’t really argue with him there — it’s not the best haircut he’s had). I missed my boy terribly. We played the board game Pandemic the last couple nights with my husband and my mother-in-law. It’s actually pretty fun, although we messed up a few of the rules both times. It definitely beats the game Settlers of Cattan, which we all thought was incredibly awful. We haven’t dismissed the idea that we maybe just didn’t get it, but we unanimously hated it, so there’s that. 

It’s so peaceful here by the beach. It’ll be hard to leave my kiddo again, but I hope we’ll see him again sooner next time. 

So, half marathon #7 for 2015 is done.


19 thoughts on “Fairfield Half unofficial: 1:49:40

    • It’s a great race — loads of crowd support and sprinklers all over the course (I was sweaty from the humidity, though, and didn’t need the sprinklers this time). You should run it some day. It’s a beautiful course. I’m lucky that my MIL lives only a mile from the race start, so I warmed up by jogging to the start and cooled down by jogging back. Although the jog back was a bit more of a shuffle šŸ˜›

  1. Congratulations on your race!! For what it’s worth, I totally don’t get Settlers of Cattan, either. I know people who are crazy about it, but it’s lost on me. Hope you’re having a great time with the fam at the beach! šŸ™‚

  2. I had forgotten you were running Fairfield!!! Both Tina and I ran! Bummer! I wish we met up! And in the 7 years that I have run it, it was the coolest temps EVER! Humid, but not like running in Hell like it usually is. I was a little behind you. I was thrilled. I was running it on a really heavy mileage week for me, to come in under 2 hours was a triumph. That course ain’t easy. CONGRATS!!!!

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