When I skid into the last tri race of the season last year with major burn out I knew I needed to switch things up so I set my sights on reaching a new Half Marathon PR. It was nice to focus on something fresh and really put some life back into my drive.
Fast forward to race day.....
I toed the line of the Charleston Half Marathon. Perfect race day temps of 45 degrees. The wind would be a factor later in the race but not so much at the start.
I was very mindful not to start out to fast. The 1:45 pace group slowly paced me and for a second I thought about trying to hang. No...stick with the plan.
Mile 4 - 7
Taking my nutrition as planned I plugged away. At mile 6 my music crapped out and for a minute I panicked. I knew the demons would come out to play and I would have to drown them out.
Mile 8 - 11
I realized at this point that if I could stay on target I would pass my original target. Focus... spit... nutrition... keep moving forward.
Mile 12 - 13.1
As the 19mph wind gust bacame a factor I knew that I was entering the pain cave. I would be deep in this the last mile and even questioned how my legs were moving forward.
Finish line - 1:48:56!!!!!
Only my Rev3 Teammates know my SECRECT to how you guarantee a race PR!! #YUMYUM
BIG REV3 Team and Racing line up coming up next. This year has started off with a BANG!