Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon

Ran in the Kaiser half for the second year, and had much better results this year. This race was a real wakeup call last year to the fact that I had pretty much just hibernated for the winter and the 1:18ish time I ran (just under 6 pace) gave me something to improve on.

I'm happy to say this year I got a much better start and dropped my time down to 1:14:32 (5:41 pace per mile) which I was pretty psyched about. Ran the race in my Piranha SP 2's and the weather was perfect besides a heavy headwind in the last 3 miles but that's not much to complain about. The race unfolded about as I expected. The plan was to run about 5:40's to give me some buffer towards the end and the splits turned out to be:

5:39
5:30
5:29
5:45
5:38
10:53 (missed mile 6)
5:39
5:51
5:23
6:01
6:04
6:36 (3.1)


Next stop: figure out how to break 1:12 (sub 5:30 pace). 

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