Kampeska Half Marathon RR

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Had a fun time at my hometown half marathon!

Ran a 1:27, which is a couple minutes slower than my fastest of the year. But I’m not in any sort of great condition, so I’m pleased with it on a rolling hills course.

It was a perfect day to run. Temps were very comfortable. We got down poured on for a while, but the sun was barely out at all.

I am a chronic sandbagger so decided this time I was just going to run as hard as I could from the get go and just see what happened. I stuck with 1st & 2nd until a hill somewhere during mile 6 then dropped back about :45 seconds a mile and actually maintained that all the way to the finish.

No time goal, but my mental goal was to never have an easy second, and I succeeded! I slowed down for the second half, but kept the effort very high.

I really just felt like suffering.

Mission accomplished.

Oh, and there were four pairs of SKORAs at this event!!

Mile splits (because I just used my stopwatch:
6:15
5:42
6:00
6:34
6:21
6:31 (lost the two leaders) /
6:57
7:01
7:12
7:02
7:00
7:02
6:55
0:40

 

Kyle

Kyle is a running coach who works with people all over the world to help them run more consistently & be resilient to injury.