So, let’s talk about the half that almost killed my spirit.
I signed up for the RSD Half Marathon (directed by Team Brunazzi Events) for a couple of reasons.
1.) Close to home – 10 minute drive.
2.) Cheap price – roughly $45.
3.) I wanted another half under my belt – number 11.
Since running the Pittsburgh full on May 7th, my longest distance has been 8.5 miles. Therefore, I wasn’t what you would call “fully trained” despite running 26.2 miles a month before this half.
I convinced my best running friend (BRF), Ashley, into running this half as well (#peerpressure). She basically chose to run this race for the same reasons that I wanted to. Given how things went for the both of us, I feel bad for convincing her to sign up.
The race was scheduled for Sunday morning, June 11th. I kept stalking the weather like I normally do, and the predicted forecast called for a high of 90 degrees, mostly sunny…in other words, a death sentence.
And well…the WTForecast app was certainly trying to tell me something.
Sunday came around, and it was nice not having to wake up super duper early being that I had a very short drive to the start, as previously mentioned.