Running15:06 2.68 km (5:38 / km) ahr:113 max:128 shoes: new Kinvara 2016
Parked at work and watched the marathoners go through the 1 mile mark, then jogged up from Craigforth to baggage buses then back to the start. A lot more people for the half marathon than I had expected!
Running race 1:32:45 21.35 km (4:21 / km) +84m4:16 / km ahr:146 max:157 shoes: new Kinvara 2016
Stirling half marathon. 123rd (of 2545) and 7th V50.
Longest continuous run since Stirling marathon last year, a chance to assess just how much work there is to do. Plenty is the answer!
Normally for a half I would try and run under 4min/k for as long as possible - here it was the opposite, any kms that fast at the beginning would definitely be an error.
Thought I was probably going tp run just outside 90mins and hoped to run inside 7min miles (91:47). Seemed on track for that all the way up to the 12 miles marker - however either my garmin and all the first 12 mile markers were wrong, or the stretch from 12miles to the finish was about 250m further than it should have been! Struggling a bit on the long slightly uphill drag at the end too, but something funny definitely going on with the distance of the last part. Doesn't really matter, would have been a lot more bothered if going for a time.
So...last year I ran all of the marathon in under 3 hours, at the moment I can't run that pace for a half. This was in fact slower than my time at halfway in all my six marathons....and I rather hope also slower than I will be going through halfway in Chicago in October......
Orienteering44:44 5.57 km (8:02 / km) +277m6:26 / km ahr:127 max:145 shoes: VJ Falcon 2015
A bit weary from yesterday but not too bad. Ran just ahead of Rosco for a while after he caught me, then a - dozy rather than weary - error heading for one on the cave saw him long gone by the time I slithered back down to it..
Orienteering18:55 1.76 km (10:45 / km) +80m8:45 / km ahr:110 max:129 shoes: VJ Falcon 2015