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.
Oh, and there were four pairs of SKORAs at this event!!
Mile splits (because I just used my stopwatch:
6:31 (lost the two leaders) /