Alamo Run Fest Half

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Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon

February 22, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Another Half Marathon for Boston training. I went into this run with a specific goal –to negative split. Still trying to perfect this with coach’s advice. I started out a bit slower than my race pace and had a hard time holding back. It was a flat course, perfect 50 degree weather and cloudy. The race started at the Alamo dome, went thru downtown near the Pearl District, thru Fort Sam Houston base and back downtown towards the finish line INSIDE the Alamo Dome. It was fun to finish in the dome, where the San Antonio Spurs use to play!!!! oh yah, so I nailed negative splitting. I held back for 7 miles and dropped the pace after that. I got faster each mile, I wasnt tired, felt strong. I heard I placed 3rd in my Age but didn’t stay around to collect an award. I had tacos to eat!!.

I was lucky to have my dad at this race chasing me around the course with his phone. He took a bunch of videos & photos and he kept telling me I didn’t look tired. and I wasnt! Nice fun training run….. 8 weeks to Boston.

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About evygonzales

I run. play. travel. work. eat. laugh. I love tacos, chocolate milk and Hammer Nutrition.
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5 Responses to Alamo Run Fest Half

  1. David says:

    Boston already? So much excitement in Boston during the marathon nowadays! What do you feel like eating for supper 2nite?

  2. Jason says:

    It sounds like you’re doing great! Are you doing Cayuga Trails 50 again this year?

    • evygonzales says:

      thanks Jason. I don’t know, I really loved the course so beautiful up there but I did not like the way Ian handled the race. It was like all the middle and back of pack people were left out. Aid stations were empty at the end, finish line was empty (thank gawd all my friends hung around and saved me food), no finisher medal- that dumb bag they gave fell apart. so who knows if Ill return this year. its not out of the question to run it again but maybe not this year. what about you?

  3. evygonzales says:

    I love Mohonk area!! After Boston I haven’t decided which races to do. Might crew for a friend at a 100 miler in May. I am signed up for The Rut over labor day wknd.

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