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 🙂