Busted my half marathon PR from 2012 by almost 4.5 minutes
I wanted to have a strong half effort and just see what happened. This was a pretty small local race. I did not alter Ironman training and did not taper. I did an 80 mile bike ride the day before.
I wanted to see what an offseason of trail running and strength-based hill running would make me run when going for it.
From the start to mile 10, I stayed in low zone 4 and just the pace be the pace. I didn't race anyone and just focused on form, stride rate, and heart rate. I started pouring out everything over the last 5K. The last 3 miles were my fastest mile. My last mile was my fastest mile at 6:30. New PR of 1:29:06, which was a 6:48 pace!