1. Running through injuries like plantar fasciitis just makes you run faster to end the pain quicker.
2. Catching a cold two days before the race just means that one part of your body is effortlessly running (that would be your nose, hardy har har).
3. Training is for sissies. I ran a total of 55 miles since December 1st. Over 9 runs. That's pretty much averages out to 1.5 runs per week. I pretty much only did "long" runs in December, topping out with my one ten miler on Christmas. And I wasn't cross training. Since 12/1, I have ridden a total of 15 miles on my bike and done 1500 yds in the pool.
And yeah, I totally PRed by two minutes, coming in at 2:13. With a one minute negative split to boot!
I'll do a real race report for the Rock and Roll Phoenix Half Marathon when I am feeling more inspired (or rather, when I am more inclined to procrastinate).
05/22/17 PHD comic: 'Limits'
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