An email arrived this morning from marathon-photos.com which had some photos of us finishing the race on Sunday. I don’t think I’ll buy any though!
As is my style I’ve been thinking about the half marathon and I wondered where it stood in my list. In time wise it ranks as my 13th fastest but if you do it on the age graded percentage then it is my BEST ever!
Here is a list of my top 10 half marathon ranked it age graded percentage…
According to the age graded charts my 1hr 25mins 38secs as a 51yr old is equivalent to a 1hr 15mins 05secs open age. So I’m running better now than I did in my mid-twenties!!
Today I went out for another easy run at lunchtime. It was snowing the whole time but as the ground was wet it wasn’t sticking. It was quite cold though so I wore my jacket, gloves and head band and ran a bit quicker than planned to stay warm!
When I set out my training plan I didn’t have the half marathon in the schedule so this week was planned as a normal hard week. I’ve decided to ease off a little bit as I don’t want to do anything silly.
Tomorrow I’m planning to do a tempo run but I think I’ll make it easier by doing one mile easy one hard for 8-9miles or an easy mile followed by 2-3 faster ones repeated three times. I’ll see how I feel.
The key run for the week will be Sunday when I’m joining my friend Stevie on his 50th birthday run on the Kilpatricks. It also happens to be my birthday so it will be a double birthday run!