The voice of mile 18
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
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Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014
As for could I have run faster if I had started slower, that is a hard question to answer. If I had gone out at 6:30 instead of 6:19, then I would have had to run 6:19 the last mile instead of the 6:30 I did. When we started everyone up front went out quickly as usual running about a 5:30 mile pace for the first half mile, I used my Garmin to monitor this and I forced my self to slow down to the 6:19 pace. Ultimately I think I may try to go out at a 6 minute pace early with a goal of 6:20 for the first mile...but now I will be working on breaking 19! :-)
That is a pace of 6:06 per mile instead of the 6:19 pace/mile I averaged last night.
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009