Goal #2 is to run my fastest half-marathon evah! This will be my 4th time running this distance. All of the previous races were the Derby Festival mini-marathon (’00, ’01 & ’09). Although this course doesn’t include the leg-killing hills or Iroquois Park, it’s still 13.1 miles – which seems like a good piece.
I don’t have my official times from the 2000 & 2001 races (results on the race website only go back to ’03), but I know that my time in 2001 was my fastest and I ran a little over an average of 8:30 miles. That would put my total time in the 1 hr, 52 minute range. So anything under 1:52 on Sunday, and I’ll be happy.
Forecast still calling for low to mid 30’s on Sunday morning…and I’m lovin’ it!
30 minute recovery run – ran around an 8:00/mile pace with a 5 minute warm-up and cool-down, then some stretching. Rest tomorrow, race on Sunday!