Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:50
Bit disappointed with my time today. I've had a really consistent period of training since Xmas with two hard effort sessions each week. Have also done 6 XC and got a 1min pb at Stockport 10 so felt I was in pretty good shape. Set off with a sub 75 target in mind (5:43) pace. It felt fast from the start (5:30 first mile) but got into a decent rhythm. Got to 10k in about 35:30 which was pretty much on target. Started to struggle by 9 miles and got to 10 in about 58:30 which was only slightly quicker than my Stockport 10 time. Knew sub 75 was not on in last 3 miles but still expected to see 76 on the clock as I entered the finishing straight.
Don't know what to do now, my last 6 half marathons have been between 77 and 78min so not making much progress!
Well done to all those who got a pb. Conditions were tough but I only felt they affected me in the last 3 miles. Performance of the says goes to BHB. A PB at 50!