Smashed my half marathon PB at Scunthorpe yesterday. Went from 1.53.35 to 1.47.44 in one go, aided by a nice flat course and great conditions. That run has been coming for some time, just didn't expect it yesterday as my training has dropped off a bit and the weight has gone on.After the train wreck that was Sheffield, the North Lincs Half was brilliantly organised and tremendous fun. With around 1000 runners it still has a "club race" feel to it, but with the benefits of a "big race" finish in the stadium. Highly recommended.Struggling to think how I'll beat that time in the near future, and looking at other distances, including the marathon. I'm going to have a crack at a 10 mile PB in 2 weeks and a 10K PB in June. The thing is, yesterday was one of those great days where your body just works. I actually thought I was going too fast so tried to slow down and concentrate on rhythm so I didn't collapse in the last 3 miles like I did at Nottingham and Sheffield. After a few minutes I checked my watch and I had actually sped up. I did a pretty big negative split - 54.30 for the first half of the race and 53.14 for the second half.Might be the incentive I needed for a bit of weight loss and some harder work in training.
Fantastic achievement, well done you. Brilliant time and neary 6 mins faster, wow you must have been smiling like a Cheshire Cat
Great splits as well
I'll use this as a kick up my ass.... Motivating others, many thanks