Run To Remember Half Recap: KILLED IT

That went infinitely better than I thought it would. I didn't get quite enough sleep, but when I woke up, I was excited and feeling good. I was planning on doing around 10 minute miles and felt like that was a good speed that I could keep up (and would cut five minutes off my time). Then I didn't keep with my planned pace...

Because I went a lot faster. I not only PR'd my half marathon, I also PR'd my 10K. I was really worried I went too fast out of the gate and wouldn't be able to keep it up, but I just kept feeling great. I decided to only do every other walk interval (ending up with a 7:1 run:walk) except for miles 9-12, when I did 3:1. I was able to do 6 out of 13 miles at a sub 9min/mile pace. I finished in 2:00:37, almost a full 15 minutes faster than my last one. I did a 9:12 pace, 1:08 faster than my last per mile, and 13 sec per mile faster than the Freedom Run 5K just last year.

I didn't actually win this race... but I sure as hell felt like I did! I finished in the top 40% in my division and top 41% overall.