The PR High Continues

All runners are competitors. Very few of us are able to compete to win a large race or place in our age group out of hundreds or thousands of runners.

We compete with our self, with our previous finish times. Runners have an idea in their head with the finish time they want to hit. They study the pace per mile necessary to earn that finish time.

For the 2018 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, I wanted to run a a 2:20 half marathon. My previous PR was 2:32 and that was from 2012. I was in desperate need of a new PR. Not only did I hit the 2:20 finish time, I finished with a 2:15! I am still completely floored that I was able to finish at a 2:15.

This was Chad’s first half marathon and he had a fantastic race as well. We had a brilliant day, living on the runners high.

I am so happy about this PR, that almost two months later, I still think about it and it brings a smile to my face. I’m in love with the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, and I’m excited to try for another PR in 2019.

2018 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon weekend is almost here. Are you ready?
I certainly am not. I don’t think I’m ever ready for a distance race. I am built for sprinting, not distance. For some reason I keep taking on the distance runs. I think it is because I want to challenge myself to also chase that new PR. I also think it is because they don’t have sprint races, only running.

 

If you haven’t double checked all of your information for the race, head over to RunSignUp.com and look at your upcoming events in your profile. Make sure that your race, shirt size, name you want on your bib, etc… are all correct. Last day to make changes is Saturday, March 31.

With race day under four weeks away, this is crunch time everyone!

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