Saturday, February 12, 2011
A NEW PR!!!
Well, I just finished the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon, and I PR'd it! By about 14 minutes! My time was 2:15:10 for 13.18 miles (by Garmin - official results will be ~2 minutes slower because I paused Mr. Garmin for my potty break). It did take a little bit to get going again after the stop, but if I hadn't stopped heaven knows what would have happened. There aren't many leaves on the bushes this time of year, if you know what I mean!
Now, to be honest, when I was running in the late 90's and early 00's, I probably had faster runs than this. I was in the Army, and I was pretty fit, and I know my times were faster because my two-mile PT test was always under 17 minutes. Which is not blazingly fast, by any means, but it is a respectable pace. However, I never really kept track of times back then. I just ran. So, it's probably a PR solely because I didn't record the faster runs in those days.
However, it's a definite PR for the me of today, and that's really what matters, isn't it? Here are the splits: