BRRC Half Marathon Championships
Today I completed the Half Marathon at the BRRC in 2hr 08 min 32 secs and finished in much better shape than two weeks ago. I didn't know whether I would be able to go the distance today as the longest I had run was 12k last Wednesday but I was prepared to give it a go. I knew I had to run conservatively if I was going make it, so started out at around 6:18 pace but as the race went on and I became more assured that I was going to make the distance I upped the pace and in the end averaged under 6:00 for the last 5k lap despite the steamy conditions.
My splits for the laps were:
1st Lap (1.1k) 6:32
2nd Lap (5 k) 31:30
3rd Lap (5k ) 31:02
4th Lap (5k ) 30:21
5th Lap (5k ) 29:54.
I am over the moon with this result and I am now looking forward to the Twilight Half in three weeks time and getting under 2 hours looks like a good goal for me to aim for.
I know one thing for sure tomorrow will be a rest day as my legs are feeling very sore tonight.