Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:06
Cheers Bob! Was just about to post when I saw your message.
Yep, a half marathon PB of 1:34:01 (chip time), well pleased with that, although 2 seconds quicker to break 1:34 would have been nice but it's 3mins 03seconds better than my previous PB at the distance, so I'm very happy.
The first half of the course was faster than I had imagined and, depsite not trying to push it, I was going quicker than planned. However, I felt comfortable at the pace and got to 10k in 43:45, I think it was. The second half of the course was hard, especially around the 16 & 17k mark, which was gruelling. Felt ok aerobically in the closing kms but my legs were really heavy and I couldn't get them to go any faster. The race ended in a local athletics stadium, with the last 200 metres on the track, the first time I'd ever ran on one! It was a really good race and well-organised, one for the calendar in future years. I have to say, I really like the half marathon distance.
How about you? Did you do a long run today? What kind of taper are you going to do for Newport next weekend?