My thoughts on the 2nd annual Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg, TN
Oak Barrel Half Marathon
April 2, 2011
My Run: Overall, the Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg was my seventh half marathon. This race was capped at 1000 entries, and there were just under 900 that made it to the finish line.
I went into this race with a lot of uncertainty about how hard I could push myself. During the fall and winter, I ran four marathons and one half marathon in a five month span. At the Murfreesboro “Middle Half” marathon in October, I set a new PR of 1:31 (6:57 pace). After completing the Mercedes Marathon in February, my body was pretty trashed and I decided to re-evaluate my training plan and race schedule. This included a re-commitment to P90X/Insanity, and not scheduling another marathon until October.