>Look What I Can Do!>Finally under 1:30!
I ran the (hilly!) Queens Half Marathon in NYC on Sunday. It was great weather, mid/high 60s, mild humidity that did not feel bad at all, and I had a great race.
I set out to run under or at 1:30 since that's my half marathon PR (which was a flat-ish course). I KILLDED it and ran 1:26:46 with energy left over to turn it into a long training run --I tacked on another 7 miles at a mid 8 pace to get to just over 20 miles in under 2:30.
I finished 99th out of 5,090. Top 2% = not too shabby!
I feel great; super pleased and am much more confident about running a BR in NYC this November. I need to run 3:10. Now it feels like it is much more of a possiblity if I keep up the training and run a smart race (ie, not go out in the fast too hard, as I've done in the past!). The marathon estimators say I can run 3:02 but I seriouiously doubt that, we'll see. Previous PR was 3:30 but I had gone out too hard and fast and burned out too early.
Anyway, I'm pretty psyched.
I just wanted to brag a bit.
HTFU? Why not!