Disney Goofy Challenge completed!
Half Marathon: 2:11:55, 121/1,388 in my division
Marathon: 4:34:26 81/1,092 in my division
Wow, it’s really hard to sum up these two races in just a paragraph or two. The humidity was a real challenge for the first 3 hours of the marathon. It was 70 degrees and 95% humidity with very little wind. The breeze picked up around mile 20 and that was welcome.
I ran both races with even splits. I ran 10 minute miles for the entire half marathon and 10:15-10:30 for the whole marathon. Lots of turns meant I ended up running 26.6 miles which means my actual average was 10:19.
We walked a ton the day before the half marathon and all day after the half marathon in Universal and Magic Kingdom. I’m guessing if we had had cooler weather and I would have stayed off my feet I could have run the marathon at 10:00 pace, but we had a blast and I wouldn’t trade the slightly faster time for all the fun we had.
I’m very happy with my training and race. I ran both races with an even average pace on the front and back halves, I never hit the wall and I felt strong the entire way. Besides a couple blistered toes, I feel great! Nothing hurts and, after taking it easy for a few days, I’m ready to move on with training.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville is up next! It’s just 14 weeks away which makes things a little more interesting. Always another race!