My splits are to the left. I was pretty much thrilled with the results. I paced well and felt like I gave it all I had, and did better than I had hoped. My official finish time was 1:50:07, or 8:25 min/mile. It was a gorgeous day, perfect really, with temps in the low 50s and sunshine, and the course was mostly flat with just a few little rollers for some variety. It really couldn't have gone any better.
As I was putting my results in my training log I decided to do a little historical comparison. I discovered that it was my 25th lifetime half marathon! Kind of crazy really. Out of those 25 races, it was my 5th fastest. It was also a big improvement over my last half marathon in November at 2:01:08 (though that one was hilly!). I was benched from running from August to October 2015 with my achilles injury, so I am happy to see some running fitness returning! I'm not willing to put in the work or the diet to get a sub-8 min mile again for a PR in the half marathon right now (or maybe ever again), so I'll recognize a dang good race for what it is, PR or not!
|All my half marathons!!|
(It says TyLady because that is Justin's nickname for me. I don't know why.)
Happy spring racing season to all!