I'm not sure why. I think it's sort of tough. You start out climbing the Market Street hill. There's also a long hill up Broadway in Soulard. But there are beautiful downhills too. I say that 2016 was the year of Disney... but it was also the year of Go!
I did the April Marathon relay (8 miler), the June KT82 relay (14-ish miler), the June All American 5k, and now.. the October Halloween Half Marathon.
Mile 1: 9:07
Mile 2: 9:10
Mile 3: 8:53
Oh shit, I thought. Why am I going this fast? There's no way I can keep up with this pace. But, I stuck with it.
Mile 4: 9:14
Mile 5: 9:34
Mile 6: 9:18
Mile 7 is the start of a long hill. I wasn't going to allow myself to think it was okay to walk some of it.
Mile 7: 9:57 (I'm proud of this time, I could have walked it, but I wasn't going to give in)
Mile 8: 9:31
Mile 9: 9:58 (starting to feel it)
This is when the metal game started. I knew I wasn't going to come in under 2 hours, but I could maybe PR.
Mile 10: 9:50
Mile 11: 10:11
Up until this point, I ran everything except the water breaks. I was so pleased with myself. But the last mile was tough. Again, I could feel that I was undertrained and my legs just hurt. I felt like I had nothing left. So I walked a bit in that last mile, but even with some walking, my time didn't suck.
Mile 13: 9:59
|HM #26 complete!|