So this is what a negative split feels like

I had an amazing day in DC at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. The course, the race itself, the crowd support was fantastic. We had perfect weather. The hills were non-hills. My favorite segments were in a tunnel where they had drum corps playing. It was just the most fun race yet.

I didn’t quite stick to my race plan, which was to run the first 8 miles between a 9:12 & 9:30 pace, then run the last 5.1 miles at 8:55-8:57, my marathon goal pace. I ran faster than that.

The whole run felt super comfortable, like I was trotting along, until the last mile. It was really hard to hold back my pace, although I tried. It’s a testament to my training program that I felt so at ease and still PR’d my half marathon time by 2 minutes.

My last mile was my fastest. I think I’m ready for the full marathon next week.


The race medal πŸ™‚


11 thoughts on “So this is what a negative split feels like

  1. You are AMAZING. That time is incredible and to just cruise in like that with no problem? So cool. And I can’t say enough wonderful things about that medal either. Totally envious. πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome time! Congratulations! I really wanted to run this race, but decided against it since I had one the week after. I wish I had known about the adorable necklace – I definitely would have chosen to run it if I knew that!

  3. Awesome job! Negative splits are just an awesome thing – and a constant pursuit for myself and many others!

    And I didn’t know you were from Saratoga – I was up in Troy last weekend! Small world πŸ™‚

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