Anna Greenwood from Salmon, ID (Female)
Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist
Age on race day: 26
2010 Salmon Half Marathon - Salmon, ID
This was my 1st half marathon and I finished in 2:30:00.
I consider myself a beginner runner and I primarily run for competition. I decided to run a half marathon because my sister-in-law talked us into it.
I didn't follow a specific training plan. It is definitely worth it to train. I fractured a bone in my foot from being out of (running) shape.
I loved the race. I like that the course is slowly downhill. I really could have used another drink station btwn mile 3 and 7 (I think those were the miles, it's been awhile). I also heard this from a few other competitors. Other than that, it was great! AWESOME SNACKS AT THE END (and I think that beer at the end saved my life!)
My recovery was terrible. I became hyponytremic, so I tried to get all of the salt I could immediately after the symptoms set in. I also had bad shoes and therefore had bad blisters! Then I went to the Dr. about 3 weeks after the race because my foot was hurting and found out I fractured my foot...next time I WILL TRAIN!
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
Make sure you're properly trained!
Plans to Run Another:
I'm planning to run another half marathon. The next time I'm going to TRAIN!