My first half marathon

Running is my favorite work out, and lately my only work out🙂

In December last year I started training for a 2:30 half marathon. My best yet is 2:45 running on roads or park trails with minimum elevation gain. Last Saturday I ran in my first HM race in Brasov, my hometown. It was a trail race with almost 1000 meters elevation gain, climbing Tampa mountain twice. It was beautiful, but so effing hard! I knew it was going to be hard, but I didn’t expect it to be so hard. I was hoping to finish the race in ~3:30, but I gave up trying when I was climbing the mountain the second time, on a very steep trail, and my total time was a bit over 4 hours. Stopping for pictures included🙂

We climbed the mountain on a trail full of sharp and slippery stones, covered in thick mud

Only a few meters to the top

The old city seen from the top

A bit of downhill running, in my Jalie 2796 skort and Fehrtrade XYT top (I’m planning to blog about them next week)

More climbing

I wasn’t running for a while now

The race soundtrack, only 5 seconds, so you don’t get bored🙂

 

The second climb was brutal, climbing steep stairs built in stone

And from this side you could see a part of the newer city, not as lovely as the old one🙂

Mothers never rest – I was trying to catch my breath, but someone wanted to be held🙂

To my surprise I was able to stand with 15 kilos wrapped around me🙂

If you like sewing and racing, why not join Melissa’s Spring Race Challenge?

7 thoughts on “My first half marathon

  1. You are courageous! A marathon? Gee!
    Do you want to hear a very funny one? ….
    I am from Brasov (Racadau) as well, funny how small the world is sometimes!🙂

  2. Pingback: XYT top and Jalie skirt again | Made in my living room

  3. Well done. That looks amazing. So much nicer to run when you get lovely views like that. Lovely outfit too K xXx

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