I've been doing some yoga to help the aches as was getting a bit of a back ache. Seems to help - could be just the stretching which I'm normally v bad at.
nice to be home and running outside. Although today's run wasn't great. 10 miles, did first half too fast, tripped over a cone (v embarrassing and bruised leg) had a too thick top on and overheated. But av pace was marathon pace so not all bad!
Started 42, now 46, PB last year Marathon 3:13, HM 1:29, 10K 40 min. Not raced any yet this but racing London and hoping for a good pb. Oh and along the way have run some 10+ ultras ranging from 50K to 90K. If you keep training you can look for anything from 3-5 years of improvement. You may need to train smarter as you get older but it's no bar to achieving some good times. Plenty of people on this forum in their 40s+ doing some great times
The only way it's possible to run sub-3 off a 88 HM pb is if (a) you get a lot fitter between the two races or (b) you didn't try hard enough in the HM.
Like being back at school! Must try harder My half pb....1:29 (2 years ago) and yes it was paced for sub 1:30 and easily achieved. Not raced one since nor really pushed on a marathon either as all have been paced. I prefer the even paced approach although apart from my first all have been -ve splits so can definitely try harder. Training not going to plan, stuck offshore for another week. Longest run last 2 weeks is 10 but thats ok as recovering from a 50. Going to have to do a 20 on the treadmill tomorrow though. I'd rather a tough run outdoors than that! Got the grizzly next week then a 10k so I will know where I'm at - anyone else got any tune up races?