Need to vent! Of my 25+ races completed, today’s Murfreesboro “Middle” Half Marathon was by far the most frustrating.
I’ve made a big deal the past few months about my quest to break 3:15 in a full marathon. However, there has also been a sub-quest to break 1:30 in a half marathon (my current PR is 1:31).
Well today I think I ran fast enough to break 1:30 (6:52 avg pace), BUT the police officers who were leading the race took a wrong turn during mile 2 that added .4 miles to the course. This meant that I actually ran 13.5 miles and had an official time of 1:32:40.
I’m frustrated because I not only lost the chance to break 1:30 but also to set my full marathon and half marathon PR in the same week.
I realize this is insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but I’m still disappointed.