Running race 1:45:49  21.3 km (4:58 / km)
shoes: Lavender Asics
Monterey Bay Half Marathon
Stretch, rope, roll, massage, normatec recovery
Notes: I am very happy with how this went! I hit a PB that was 10 minutes faster than what I ran in the same race last year. I completely emptied the tank today. I think this was the closest I've ever been to vomiting at the finish line from effort and complete exhaustion.
I wish I had gotten in front of my corral at the start because I think I lost a decent amount of time trying to get around all the slower people in front of me. There was a huge grid lock at the start and I wasted energy weaving trying to get in front of it. Once things spread out, the race was smooth. They didn't have a very clear halfway mark, so I was left guessing where the halfway point was and what my splits were.
Increased the effort once I was sure I was past the halfway point. Right hip flexor started to give with about 7km left to go but I pushed through. The last 2km HURT like nothing I've ever felt before. I wish I had just a little extra kick in those 2km, since I was so close to going sub-1:45. Next time. Now to recover and hop back into my last hard week of training before CIM.