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NYC Half Marathon 20016

NYC Half Marathon 20016

Yesterday was the 2016 NYC Half Marathon.  I decided to run it as a training run for Boston which is in 4 weeks.  Training for a marathon has its ups and downs. Sometimes you feel like you are capable of anything and other times you wonder how you will even finish 26.2 miles.  I wanted to do the half so I could get a good idea as to where I was. I have been training but has it been paying off? Am I getting faster? I didnt know.  I ran my best half marathon in Brooklyn last May with a time of 1:41:09 (7:43/mi). This past October I ran a half (also in Brooklyn) in a time of 1:42:33 (7:50/mi) and although I wasnt allllll out racing it, I cant lie…I was tired and dont think I could have done much faster.

 

I decided to go for a 1:40:00.  Before the race I looked at the elevation map.  Hills galore until about mile 6 and then it was downhill from there and a straightaway to the finish line. I wanted to attempt negative splits and also wanted to start out SLOW SLOW SLOW (esp given the incline).  I hit the first 5K at a 7:50/mi pace and my pace at the 10K mark was 7:44/mi, 15K 7:39/mi and 20K 7:35/mi.  I ended up finishing the race in 1:39:29 at a pace of 7:35/mi. I did it!!! I didnt even realize that I had achieved my goal (and then some) until I got my bag from the baggage check and saw a text from Mary saying “you did it! PR!”.  I have to say, I felt realllllyy solid the whole way through. at mile 10 or so I did start getting a bit tired but nothing that slowed me down. I was just happy to see the finish line (when are we not happen to see that?).  2.5 minute PR, baby!

Christina's Boston Marathon 2016 Recap

Christina's Boston Marathon 2016 Recap

THE 3 BEST MARATHON PREDICTOR WORKOUTS

THE 3 BEST MARATHON PREDICTOR WORKOUTS