Sunday, May 3, 2009

Half Marathon!

I made through my half marathon today, and I'm really happy with the results!  Because of P90X, I have not been running at all.  I literally ran 4.5 miles a couple weeks ago, and that was it.  I've done a full marathon before though, and this was my fourth half.  The weather was actually perfect in Pittsburgh today for a long run.  It was in the 50s, and it ended up raining a little bit.  It kept me nice and cool the whole time.  My slowest half ever (when I even trained was around 2 h and 25 min).  Today I finished in 2 h and 26 min, and I even stopped on the course to use the bathroom which easily took up about 8 minutes.  My HRM claims I burned over 2500 calories!  I have to say that I think P90X had a lot to do with my ability to do this.  I think a lot of it is mental too.  

My fabulous friends came out to see me, so that was quite nice!  One of them even wrote my name in huge yellow letters on the road.  So cute!  I'm definitely going to run it again next year, but I plan to train.  My fastest time was 3 years ago or so and that was 2 h and 8 min.  I think I can beat that next year, especially if I keep X'ing!  Of course, I might want to try other beachbody workouts so we'll see what happens!


  1. Congratulations! It's great to see that P90X is helping you in all areas of fitness. Keep up the fantastic work!

  2. That's amazing! I ran a 10K not too long ago with no training (besides p90x) and I still managed to get a solid 58 minutes. Plyo is great for runners, it increases stride length, therefore making you faster. Plus all the core work P90X gives-alot of runner just focus on running and have weak cores which can make them slower..that's why it's such a great program! GREAT JOB!

  3. Congrats! That's awesome! I don't think I could ever do that! Good job!