A few weekends ago I ran the Hobbler Half Marathon. It’s down by Springville, and I went in thinking it was the same course as the Hobble Creek Half Marathon that I ran last year.
JOKES ON ME!
This course was way more difficult than the one I ran before, even mentally compensating for the drastic downturn my running skills have taken. It was still a pretty run; just different than I had expected.
It was pretty well organized, but I probably won’t do this one again. The course was just decent and there are other races I enjoy more (and plenty I haven’t tried yet!).
Since I had not anticipated a PR by any means, I decided to just run by feel and try to enjoy it. I didn’t take my GPS watch or keep track of mile splits. That left me with a time just a minute faster than the AF half, with a 2:03. I had been hoping to get back down to sub-2, but that wasn’t happening on this course (or with the lack of training).
Anyway, not my best or most fun race, but I guess it was better than pounding the pavement around town.