Ogden half Marathon, sunny, low wind, Temp. 55-75 (YAHOO!! I did good!!)
This was my first race of the year and I was determined to see what kind of shape I was in and not take it easy. I think I ran a pretty good race because the last couple of miles were difficult. I haven't pushed it hard like that for a long time and I'd fogotten how hard it is at the end of the race.
Mile 1 - 6:09 (level),
Mile 2 - 6:36 (uphill, mabey a bit too fast),
Mile 3 - 6:26 (level, reduced effort a bit from previous up hill mile),
Mile 4 - 6:14 (slight down hill),
Mile 5 - 6:02 (heading down the canyon),
Mile 6-8 - 6:19's Avg. (didn't see the mile signs, Need a GPS watch)
Mile 9 - 5:59 (4 miles to go and my legs were still ok so I picked up the pace)
Mile 10 - 5:48 (getting near the end of the canyon, feeling a little strained)
Mile 11 - 6:15 (wondering if I can hold the pace, out of the canyon, I passed someone and I don't want to let them pass me back up)
Mile 12 - 6:31 (course leveling out, very tired, managed to pass another runner)
Mile 13 - 6:22 (It felt like it took 10 minutes to do this mile, I was not used to the pain, I was suprised to get the time I did),
Final .1 - 0:46
Total time 1:22:11 - Mile Avg. 6:16 - 9th overall, - 1st in Age Div.