Last Saturday I had the pleasure of running the Rowe Half with a friend. The only time I’ve ever run with someone else is when Mary and I first started running. Since then it has been a solo journey for me.
John and I planned on running the Rowe Quarter but when we got to the 6.5 mile mark John wasn’t tired and wanted to keep going — so we did! John now has the amazing honor of being the first non-Rowe to run the Rowe Half.
It was a perfect night in regards to weather for a run. It was warm but not hot and there was a gentle breeze. It’s no wonder John wanted to keep going.
I didn’t see much along the way mostly because John and I talked to each other for the first 12 miles! I can’t believe that I was able to run like I did and talk so much. We saw 5 deer along the way and 4 of them were still alive. I’m dreading running past the unlucky deer in the weeks to come.
We completed the Rowe Half in 2:17:16. That’s a 10:34 pace. Considering all of the talking we did and the fact that this is the longest distance John has EVER run I would have to say that we did extremely well (especially John).
Last night (Wednesday) I ran the 3 mile loop. I wasn’t trying to run particularly fast, I just wanted to get a couple miles in. I ended up completing it in 25:37 — an 8 minute pace! I was very tired and not trying to break any PRs so I’m extremely surprised and pleased with the time.
I’m hoping to run the Rowe Half again this weekend.