As the Cincinnati Half Marathon date approaches, I thought I'd take some time to research my previous times. Thanks to an awesome site called athlinks.com, this wasn't too hard!
State to State Half Marathon 2004 (my first and best) 9/27/04
2:11:23 | 10:22 pace | The website results say it was only 12.68 miles! Dumb!
summary: Very very sore knees, blamed on old shoes.
2006 Fying Pig Half Marathon 5/1/06
2:17:37 | 10:30 pace
summary: Getting over some sickness made it a little rough.
2008 Akron Half Marthon 9/27/08
2:43:54 | 12:31 pace
summary: The tail end of being sick, and about 40 pounds overweight.
2009 Flying Pig Half Marathon 5/3/09
2:35:25 | 11:51 pace
summary: Under-trained. Had to walk a lot. Not fun.
So. My first half marathon was my best. That is pretty funny.
I have now ran 11 miles at a 10:09 pace. So, it is quite possible that I could get a PR at the Cincy one October 23rd, and that is what I'm aiming for. It will be my first ever attempt at a long distance PR...hmmmm....